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. 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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  • Some very nice shops and incredible pieces. Only downside is that they are not close together so you cant just walk from one to another. There are some together but then you have to get back in car to...  more »
  • We truly enjoyed exploring the various talents throughout the community. We found everyone to be very friendly and helpful.  more »
  • There are some really nice artists along this loop road and you should take the time to visit their shops and the people.  more »