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Dolly In Bronze in Sevierville, TN

30: Celebrating Dolly in Bronze
Special Exhibit at the Sevierville Visitor Center

3099 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Kodak, TN
Open daily 9 to 5
Admission is free
March 15 – December 31, 2017


Sevierville, Tennessee is Dolly Parton’s hometown and the community is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her iconic statue, located in the heart of downtown, with a special exhibit all about the sculptor, the statue and the icon it represents.

Dolly In Bronze in Sevierville, TN


The collection, on loan from the East Tennessee History Center, visually illustrates the time-line associated with the statue’s creation – from concept to completion. See the 10-inch wax over metal maquette used as a proposal for the statue, the autographed stool Dolly posed on during sculpting, and a 30” high study of the statue’s head, also in bronze. Banners detail the statue’s back-story – including why Sevier County residents wanted to honor Dolly and how local artist Jim Gray felt about being selected for the project.

Also on display, see autographed notes from Dolly Parton sent to accompany the exhibit and take a moment to pose just like the statue (guitar and all) and share your image on social media with #DollyInBronze.




Calendar of Dolly Inspired Events

The celebration continues in downtown Sevierville with Dolly inspired events all year long. Check back often as new events will be added. While in Sevierville, visit the statue at 125 Court Avenue Sevierville, Tennessee.

Dolly In Bronze in Sevierville, Tn

April 20 – Tino & Vino “Butterflies”

Enjoy dinner and an evening painting class with locally renowned artist
Robert A. Tino at Courthouse Donuts in downtown Sevierville.
Call for reservations (865) 286-9073.



May 5 – Dolly’s Homecoming Parade

This fun event takes place along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge,
but is a must-see for Dolly fans! Begins at 6pm.



May 20 – Mountain Soul Vocal Competition finals

Listen as vocalists from around the nation sing one of the
3,000+ songs Dolly Parton has written in their own vocal style.
This event is part of Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival.



June 15 - Tino & Vino honors Dolly

Enjoy dinner and an evening painting class with locally renowned artist Robert A. Tino at
Courthouse Donuts in downtown Sevierville. Call for reservations (865) 286-9073.



June 16 - Movies at the Commons, Free outdoor showing of "9 to 5"

Watch the 1980 comedy “9 to 5”, starring Dolly Parton, under
the stars in her hometown of Sevierville. Activities begin at
7:30pm and include a DJ, plus food and beverage available for purchase.
Movie begins at dusk at the Bruce St. Gazebo. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
DowntownSevierville.org



September - October

Inspiration + Imagination: A children’s art show inspired by Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library literacy program. At Courthouse Donuts.
DowntownSevierville.org





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