Dolly Parton Mural

Asheville's Dolly Parton mural.

Asheville’s Dolly Parton mural.

Dolly Parton Mural in Asheville, North Carolina. Sevierville’s own Dolly Parton is larger than life in Asheville this year. Sevierville’s favorite daughter and country music legend Dolly Parton is featured on a larger-than-life mural in Asheville, North Carolina that has been added to The Appalachian Mural Trail.

Terra Marshall, owner and operator of The Beauty Parade in Asheville, where the mural is located, wanted to cover an earlier painting and convinced tenant Manning McRaw of Broad River Rehab to help fund the project. With a specific subject in mind, the duo contacted Asheville mural artist Gus Cutty and provided him with a 1960’s era photo of Dolly featuring her trademark bouffant hair with colorful flowers tucked into the blonde tresses. It took only three days, and countless cans of spray paint, for Cutty to complete the artwork. The mural has proved popular. Marshall said that people come by each day to snap selfies with the iconic star. “It’s amazing how so many people love Dolly,” she said.

Martinsville Circus Parade mural.

Martinsville Circus Parade mural.

When Doreyl Ammons Cain, director of The Appalachian Mural Trail, became aware of the Asheville site she contacted Marshall about including the artwork on the Appalachian Mural Trail which seeks to unite mountain communities through both visual and musical artists.

Visitors are encouraged to take a selfie in front of the mural, located at 775 Haywood Road in Asheville, and upload it to the selfie page on muraltrail.com to receive a free Appalachian Mural Trail T-shirt.

To see photos, read about the artists and find directions to the murals, go to muraltrail.com.

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