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Submit Your Centennial Park Holiday Memories

Announcing our Centennial Park Holiday Photo Contest!
Submit Holiday Photos & Memories to us from now until December 17th to win a photography session in Centennial Park with professional photographer Juan Pont Lezica!

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The contest: The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park and The Tennessean ask you to submit photos of holiday moments in Centennial Park as part of our photo contest.

How to enter: Now through Dec. 17, share your holiday and winter scenes in the park - whether they are memories or current images that capture the essence of the season. Photos should be emailed to Use the subject line "Centennial Park holiday photo contest." Recommended photo size is at least 170 dpi at 6x8 inches in a jpeg format. Photo submission rules can be found on

What you can win: The winner will receive a photography session in Centennial Park with professional photographer Juan Pont Lezica, who has done portraits of many prominent Nashvillians, including Demetria Kalodimos and Eddie George.

Three finalists will be announced on Dec.19. Online voting will be open to the public on through 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 22.

For more information on how to submit visit this link in The Tennessean!


"Flex It! My Body My Temple" Exhibit at The Parthenon until Jan. 10th

Adrienne Outlaw's "Flex It! My Body My Temple" is the largest exhibit of socially engaged artwork presented in the South, and its at the Parthenon until January 10th. The exhibit, in and around the Parthenon in Centennial Park, invites a gathering place to learn healthy habits and prevent obesity.

The exhibit extends outside of the museum and encourages Nashville to "Flex It!" Read more about the exhibit and the artist in this article from Nashville Scene.

Click the image below to read more about Adrienne's efforts toward obesity prevention!

Our Fifth Annual Gala, Designs in Elegance

On November 1st, we celebrated our wonderful supporters with our 5th Annual Conservancy Gala, Designs in Elegance, at the Parthenon.

Select the following images to see the slideshows from The Tennessean and

The Tennessean
Pictured: Kate Grayken, Monica Scokin, Board Chair Hope Stringer, Karen and Kent Cochran
Pictured: Joelle and Brant Phillips with Co-Chairs, Beth Fortune and Debbie Turner

A Chance to Win and Support Musicians Corner

Dolly Parton-Autographed Epiphone Guitar

Musicians Corner, a program of the Conservancy, is partnering with to hold a singular online auction benefitting its award-winning free concert series in Centennial Park. Visit to view the extraordinary auction offerings, including Epiphone Acoustic Guitars autographed by such stars as Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, the Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton, and many others! (And a special Thank You to Dolly for the support on her website!)

Other unique auction lots include Epiphone Electric Guitars autographed by an impressive and diverse selection of musical artists from the 2011 Grammy Awards, such as Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Justin Bieber, Jackson Browne, Lady Antebellum and more. You can also bid on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet Kenny Rogers, Jackson Browne, and Trampled by Turtles during their upcoming Nashville visits! All proceeds benefit Musicians Corner.

Don't miss your chance to support Musicians Corner and own a part of music history!


FLEX IT! Open Now at The Parthenon

FLEX IT! My Body, My Temple

Over the summer, eleven internationally exhibited artists will travel to Nashville for two month-long residencies at the Parthenon. They will work with the community to create participatory and collaborative works addressing obesity prevention. After the residencies, the FLEX IT! artists will exhibit their work in the Parthenon and Centennial Park from September through January 2015. FLEX IT! will explore issues of health through an entertaining, engaging, and enlightening series of participatory works. We hope this installation will generate debate, ideas, and action regarding healthy lifestyle choices.

Read more about this fascinating exhibit in The Tennessean's recent article, "Parthenon Exhibit Celebrates the Body" or visit The Parthenon's website.