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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  • We spent the day going from shop to shop to check out the crafts of local artisans. Had a great day and saw lots of awesome items. 
  • This community is most easily driven through, though one who likes to walk would be able to do so. There are many shops, and though some are similar, many are not. Could have spent a fortune because I...  more »
  • I love doing this 8 mile loop. It is a lot of driving and stopping at various shops. There are so many different crafts to see: candles, soap, wood furniture, paintings, pottery and so much more. Ther...  more »