Graceland & Thomas Kinkade “Light & Legend Event” - March 23 & 24, 2007


The year 2007 marks a very special anniversary for Graceland. In March 1957, Elvis purchased Graceland for his home. And to commemorate this historic event, Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade, has created his newest masterpiece “Graceland, 50th Anniversary” and will unveil it during this exclusive event.

Kinkade visited Graceland in September 2006 to paint a study for the painting, and had this to say, “Elvis Presley created rock and roll and changed music forever. Graceland was his refuge from the demands of his fame. My hope is that I will capture on canvas a bit of the home that he loved so much.”

VIP tickets for the Graceland & Thomas Kinkade “Light & Legend Event” go on sale Monday, February 5, 2007, through Graceland Reservations.  Please call toll free (800) 238-2010 to purchase your tickets.   Cost is $250 per VIP event ticket and space is extremely limited.

VIP event ticket includes:

Welcome Reception and Tour
Friday March 23, 2007
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The weekend will start with an informal welcome reception for VIP guests at Graceland’s Ticket Pavilion. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and an evening tour of Graceland mansion. Last mansion tour goes up at 7:30 PM. Representatives from the local Kinkade Gallery will be on hand to take pre-orders on the “Graceland, 50th Anniversary” painting.

Cocktail Reception
Saturday March 24, 2007
5:00-6:30 PM

Enjoy a cocktail reception with Thomas Kinkade and a very special guest in Graceland’s Automobile Museum. Thomas Kinkade will unveil his latest masterpiece, “Graceland, 50th Anniversary.” Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among the amazing assortment of vehicles from Elvis’s collection, have your photo taken with Mr. Kinkade, and meet and mingle with your fellow collectors and special guests.

Share the light, see you there! (Source: EPE, 2 Feb 2007)

And when unveiled, the artwork was:


And in August 2008, Thomas Kincade's latest Elvis artwork:


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