Arts &

The Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community located just 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg includes the largest group of independent artisans in North America, with shops and galleries along the famous 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop. Over 100 whittlers, woodworkers, painters, potters, quilters, candle-makers and basket-weavers practice the creation of authentic Appalachian Art as it has been done for generations.

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop

The Arts and Crafts Loop

Made in Gatlinburg.

If it can be whittled, woven, painted, sewn, spun, cast, or carved, you'll find it on this 8-mile loop of quaint shops and studios. Hop a trolley or take the short drive from downtown Gatlinburg to the home of the largest group of independent artisans in North America. See authentic Appalachian art and handicrafts being created in the studios and workshops. Take home something that's beautiful, useful - or as is often not the case with mountain handiwork - both.

Make a day of it. There are neat places to eat, stroll and shop all along the A & C Loop. Over a hundred artists and craftspeople are proud to display and sell their original collectibles, including candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, framable art, oils and watercolors and other Smoky Mountain arts and crafts.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

The oldest craft school in Tennessee.

Artists and students from around the world come to Arrowmont for workshops in painting, woodworking, glassblowing, photography, basket weaving and metalworking. It's also home to the oldest buildings in Gatlinburg and features five galleries showing work from local, national and international artists.

Downtown Gatlinburg gallery

Downtown Shops and Galleries

Smoky Mountain arts and crafts are all around.

In addition to the 8 mile Arts and Crafts loop, downtown Gatlinburg is filled with galleries, studios and shops where you can browse beautiful Appalachian art, including mountain handicrafts, wearable art, pottery, paintings, clothing and leather goods. Take home an authentic mountain quilt, straw broom or hand-woven basket.