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Creativity Reigns in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

The origins of Gatlinburg’s arts and crafts community are as creative as its founders. After years of crafting their wares in downtown streets and studios, in 1937 John Cowden and several other local artisans packed up shop and moved home to the Glades. Relocating to home studios on the outskirts…

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