Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Nestled amidst the enchanting landscape of Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community stands as a testament to creative spirit and artistic passion. This unique community, established in 1937, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and commitment to preserving traditional Appalachian crafts. Spanning an 8-mile loop, this vibrant hub showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of local artisans, offering a mesmerizing array of handcrafted treasures.  From intricate pottery to stunning woodwork, vibrant paintings to delicate jewelry, each shop exudes its unique charm and showcases the rich heritage of Appalachian craftsmanship. Visitors can witness skilled artisans at work, engaging in time-honored techniques passed down through generations. The community's rustic charm fosters an immersive experience where art comes alive amidst the Smoky Mountains' breathtaking backdrop. The scenic surroundings and welcoming atmosphere make the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community a must-visit destination for those seeking a genuine and immersive experience in the arts and crafts of the Appalachian region.

 

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Show

The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show runs from November 26 - December 1. Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The...

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Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Show

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent...

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DO THE LOOP

Enjoy the 8 mile loop road with over 100 Artists & Craftsmen including eateries, bed & breakfasts and more. 

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community map

 

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Hand-Crafted Gatlinburg Souvenirs from the Arts & Crafts Community

There's something for everyone at the Arts & Crafts Community. Finding the perfect souvenir to remember your Gatlinburg vacation is easy when you visit the Arts & Crafts Community. With over 100 artists and craftsmen, Gatlinburg's Arts & Crafts...

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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....

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Businesses located in the Arts & Crafts Community