Cheekwood - Cracking Art Exhibit

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens debuted a new outdoor art installation that features colorful, large-scale animals made from recycled plastic. A Milan-based art collective of the same name collaborated with Cheekwood for the one-of-a-kind exhibit.

For the next three months, visitors can find colorful creatures like meerkats, bears, crocodiles, birds and other animals scattered throughout the gardens.

The exhibit runs from June 16 through September 2. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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