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The Perfect Personalized Gift from Dollywood

One of my favorite places to stop while visiting Dollywood is the caricature stand to watch the Kaman’s Art Shoppes’ artists at work. During our recent visit, we met Eric, an artist, who is in his ninth year at Dollywood. Eric is a screen designer and puts his skills to work capturing personalized drawings of guests who visit the park. “I love interacting with customers and hearing their stories,” Eric shared.

Insider Tip

Did you know that caricatures can capture groups as large as nine people from head to shoulder? What a fun way to memorialize your family visits!

My kids are always on the go—racing from one attraction to the next. The idea of sitting for a long time is not something appealing to them. Don’t worry! It only takes five to eight minutes to capture each person. Eric explained that most drawings are completed within 15 minutes. That’s long enough for mom to stop at the nearby Spotlight Bakery and grab a sweet treat to enjoy after your session is complete. (We visited the artists on Showstreet.)

Insider Tip

Bulk rates are available for groups. Just ask for details during your next visit!

Don’t stress over carrying around your customized piece of art. You may leave it at the stand to pick up at the end of the day or have delivered straight to the resort if are a Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa guest.

Insider Tip

Don’t forget to use your Gold Pass for 20 percent off your order! Want to enjoy more park savings with a Season Pass? Get started here!

Whether you’re considering a caricature or more realistic pastel portrait, you can find both at Dollywood! Caricatures are drawn with traditionally vibrant colored crayons, while portraits are made with pastels. You’ll find portraits and caricatures in Craftsman’s Valley as well as caricatures near the front entrance. Both are open daily at noon baring inclement weather.

When planning your next visit to Dollywood, add a personalized caricature or portrait drawing to your list. You’ll leave with the perfect gift in hand!

By | 2020-12-10T16:37:10+00:00 December 10th, 2020|Shopping|0 Comments

About the Author:

Michelle Borja (Dollywood Insider 2019-2021), a native of East Tennessee, recalls first walking the streets of Silver Dollar City when she was just a child. She couldn’t wait to share the experience with her son and daughter. As a marketing professional, Michelle enjoys storytelling and often shares Dollywood planning tips with friends. She homeschools her children which offers flexibility to visit the park often. Their favorite getaway is a stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, which Michelle calls “their home away from home.” They complete their schoolwork by the grand piano overlooking the pool, enjoy time at Dollywood and finish their day with a sip of Dolly’s pink lemonade by the fireplace.
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