Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg

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Watch artisans at work at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, a 13 km (8 mi) two-lane loop, which features a series of shops, studios, galleries, and cafes. Established in 1937, the community is one of the largest groups of independent artisans in North America, with over 120 working artists and craftspeople. Pick up unique treasures such as woodcarvings, hand-made pottery, stained glass, willow baskets, and handcrafted musical instruments. Observe the artisans during live demonstrations in their workshops. You can also enjoy something to eat or drink at one of the cafes along the loop. Our Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner makes visiting Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and other Gatlinburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A truly amazing community of artists and craftspeople who are all local to the area. They represent the largest artists collective in the United States and you can find just about anything on the circle of roads out in the hills. Everyone I have interacted with was very friendly and welcoming and the wide selection of unique hand made goods provides some of the most interesting shopping experiences you can get anywhere. If you are visiting the Smoky Mountains, don't miss out on this! Get on down to Glades Rd and start looking for the brown signs and yellow banners that mark the members of this truly unique community.
  • Always a great 8 mile loop to travel. Pottery is well done with different types and pieces. Paintings are reasonably priced with all genre represented. More shops than I’ve ever been able to experience each. Been there 4 times and enjoyed each time.

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