Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg

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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. Our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner makes visiting Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and other Gatlinburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Variety of crafters available. Quilters, soap and candle makers, wood carvers. Such a variety of crafts in one place. Mostly locals, they share their craft skills and sell their products. always a fas...  more »
  • There are so many different artists and crafts within this Community! Each one has its own personal artwork, skills and variety! Each time we visit Gatlinburg we always shop at the Arts and Crafts Com...  more »
  • We did the loop but way over 75% where closed on a mid week winter attempt. I looks like lots of pottery and wood work so we will try again it was a cold day so we thought this would be a good way to ...  more »

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