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.