What Is The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community?


If you’re looking for unique gifts, and souvenirs or simply want to explore local artisans’ handiwork, your quest will often lead to Gatlinburg’s Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

668 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Operating hours differ across shops, but most are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except for Sundays. Many stores do not open until after church on Sunday.

The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is an 8-mile loop of galleries, studios, and shops in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s the largest group of independent artisans in North America.

For more than 80 years, these talented individuals have been producing works of art that honor their Appalachian roots while also showcasing their own creative talents.

Things To Do at The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Check out the Galleries

Within the community are plenty of galleries with works by local artists, from fine art paintings to handmade jewelry and hand-thrown pottery.

Shop the Studios

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind painting or an ornate wood carving, you’ll be sure to find something special here.

Take Classes

Many of the artisans offer classes which is a great way to learn new skill or hone an existing one while meeting other like minded people.

Dine In

With plenty of dining spots in the area, visitors can sample some delicious local cuisine.

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 Located in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

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