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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  • October 4, 2017
    I use to like the Old Gatlinburg and now all the shops carry pretty much junk but not at the Arts and Crafts comm. Well worth the drive and it takes you back to the older times of Gatlinburg. Not all ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you assume this will be just corn dolls and whittled toys, you'll be wrong and miss a fun day exploring gallery after gallery for art from sculpture to paintings and more. Custom art glass, metal w...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Our children were with us and we always try to see what the local community has to offer so we went here. The drive was pretty, but we really didn't find anything that seemed unique to the area that w...  more »

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