Paisley Park Honoring Prince With Free Fan Visits to Atrium
Marking the fifth anniversary of Prince's death, Paisley Park will open its doors for free to the public on April 21.
"Prince’s passing remains incomprehensible to all of us,” said Alan Seiffert, Paisley Park Executive Director, in a statement. “We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world. So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people’s lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects.”
According to the Star Tribune, the park will allow 1,400 guests in for 30-minute visits to the Atrium, where Prince's ashes will be displayed. The ceramic urn was originally viewable in the atrium when Paisley Park opened as a museum in October 2016; the ashes were moved elsewhere in the atrium three months later and, in early 2019, removed entirely from public view.
"We are truly honored and humbled to work with Prince's family to pay tribute to one of the greatest musical artists of our generation," Pete Saari, CEO and founder of Foreverence, the company that created Prince's urn, said in a statement at that time. "We believe that everyone's a legend to the people who love and miss them the most."
The free event will offer 70 time slots that day, with 20 people allowed for each. Though advance registration tickets have sold out, fans can sign up to join a waitlist should more tickets become available. For those who can't attend in person, an online memorial will be held on the Paisley Park website.
In addition, guests are also welcome to leave flowers and other memorial items in front of the Love Symbol statue outside the Paisley Park main entrance.
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