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.


Hands on Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community will host over 25 select classes, offering you a chance to create your own pottery, jewelry, homemade soaps or intricate woodworking under the instruction of some of the finest artisans and crafters.


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

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