Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg

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Art Gallery Museum
Watch artisans at work at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, a 13 km (8 mi) two-lane loop, which features a series of shops, studios, galleries, and cafes. Established in 1937, the community is one of the largest groups of independent artisans in North America, with over 120 working artists and craftspeople. Pick up unique treasures such as woodcarvings, hand-made pottery, stained glass, willow baskets, and handcrafted musical instruments. Observe the artisans during live demonstrations in their workshops. You can also enjoy something to eat or drink at one of the cafes along the loop. See Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and all Gatlinburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Gatlinburg holiday planner.
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  • There are three places in particular that are of interest in the Craft Community. Highland Crafts, Whaley's Crafts, and the Cliff Dwellers establishment. Please strike up a conversation if you are int...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the 8 mile loop. We bought a couple items. Enjoyed seeing all the artists and shopkeepers. We will return.  more »
  • Friendly store keepers, local painting, carvings, lots of parking. Place to eat also. Most places will ship,  more »