April 6, 2021 - GATLINBURG, Tenn. — For a colorful kickoff to Spring, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, home of North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, will feature giant fabricated eggs hand-painted by local artists and students, as well as vibrant lighted egg displays on the bridge and inflatables for photo ops. The event begins today and runs through April 30, 2021, at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.
“The team at the SkyLift Park has really enjoyed sharing innovative holiday decorations with our visitors, and we can’t wait for the community to see these ‘egg-cellent’ additions to our year of celebrations,” said Randy Watson, general manager. “We’re honored to be able to showcase Gatlinburg’s long history of the arts.”
Local artist Woods Hippensteal delivered his nostalgic egg, painted off-site, to the SkyLift Park, while artist Camille Barton Spires, owner of the Art Studio of the Smokies, and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School students Elizabeth Bales, Garrett May, Emma Limestahl, Chandler Swarner and Mali Williamson painted two more eggs on site on April 2 - 3. The students were under the direction of art teacher Alice FIsher. SkyLift Park signage with QR codes will allow visitors to learn more about the artists and their work.
In addition to the hand-painted eggs, a 10-foot inflatable egg will be on the west side of the bridge for great photo ops for visitors, and several large lighted eggs will hang from the bridge for an even more picturesque walk.
The event is included with every ticket, which is available at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ticket office or online at gatlinburgskylift.com.
About Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Founded in 1954, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park offers stunning views and unforgettable experiences in East Tennessee. The Gatlinburg SkyLift carries guests from the heart of town up five hundred vertical feet to the top of Crockett Mountain. Renovated in 2019, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park now offers a SkyDeck observation area and SkyBridge—the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America—to the millions of people who visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year. For more information, visit www.gatlinburgskylift.com.
Hunter W. Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org