Scarecrows design contest sponsored by Cheekwood
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE — Cheekwood is pleased to announce the fifth annual exhibition, Scarecrows, on display Sept. 22–Oct. 31.
Dozens of fabulous, weird, funny and traditional scarecrows will lurk along Cheekwood’s paths. The community is invited to participate by designing one of the many scarecrows that will be displayed.
Participants who are selected will receive the framework for the Scarecrow and will be responsible for construction, installation and removal of each structure. Registration forms are due by Aug. 27. To find out more about participating in the exhibition, visit www.cheekwood.org and click on the link “Scarecrows” under the Gardens tab or call Leigh Anne Lomax at (615) 353-6969.
The history of scarecrows dates back 3,000 years. Farmers still use scarecrows all over the world. During the growing season scarecrows still stand in fields around the world and each fall many communities have scarecrow contests. Cheekwood’s Scarecrows is already a fall tradition for Middle Tennessee families.
This year the Scarecrows will be a part of Cheekwood’s new festival, Cheekwood Harvest, which will feature a pumpkin patch, chrysanthemum display, a trains exhibition and activities and events every weekend.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, eight miles southwest of downtown Nashville. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Published in The Messenger 8.17.12