Cheekwood’s Hot August Nights Go to the Dogs

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Thursdays are the ‘Dog Nights of Summer’ at Cheekwood and New Exhibit
by Artist Herb Williams Spotlights Canines in ‘Art Bark’

WHAT: Cheekwood goes to the dogs in the month of August during Thursday Night Out featuring the Dog Nights of Summer. Cheekwood extends its hours on Thursdays and visitors will be able to bring their leashed dogs to enjoy the grounds, listen to live music, and see Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO® Bricks featuring 38 sculptures. A new addition this year during the month of August is the Art Bark exhibition featuring dog sculptures made from crayons by artist Herb Williams. Advanced reservations are required at

WHEN: Herb Williams’s Art Bark exhibit runs August 1 through August 29. Dog Nights of Summer runs every Thursday in August from 5 pm – 9 pm.

WHERE:         Cheekwood

                        1200 Forrest Park Drive

                        Nashville, TN 37205


About Cheekwood

Cheekwood is considered one of the finest early-twentieth century estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its 30,000 square foot Mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a three-time USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden. In 2020, the grounds were awarded a Level II National Arboretum Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. Cheekwood is located just 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to Cheekwood must be purchased in advance at For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit