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Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Creates Unique Treasures

Gatlinburg is home to the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans.  Visitors can discover authentic arts and crafts from these Tennessee artists in and around Gatlinburg, but specifically on the 8-mile arts and crafts loop along Route 321.  Known as the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the area has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail.  Using techniques that have been around for centuries and passed down from generation to generation, the craftspeople of this community create quilts, candles, pottery, wood crafts, leatherworks, stained glass and more.

Members of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community include:
  • Alewine Pottery
  • Arrowcraft Shop
  • Buie Pottery
  • Byrnes Woodcrafters
  • Country Cobbler Custom Leather
  • Dinwoodie Metal Sculptors
  • Firefly Glass Studios
  • Gatlinburg Sign Crafters
  • Good Natured Gifts
  • Great Smoky Mountains D-Lie Candles
  • Hand Leather
  • Hills Creek Gallery and Glass Studio
  • In The Wild
  • Lorelei Candles
  • More Than a Candle
  • Ogles Broom Shop
  • Otto Preske – Artist in Wood
  • Ownby’s Woodcraft
  • Simply Twisted
  • Smoky Mountain Pottery
  • Smoky Mountain Spinnery
  • Tim Weberding Woodworking
  • Treasures in Earthen Vessels
  • Wood Cottage
The Arts & Crafts Trail pathway will show you folk art, candles of all descriptions, hand-made pottery, oak and willow baskets, watercolors, sculpture and lithographs. The History Trail pathway will allow you to discover the people and events that made Tennessee what it is today. Plus, you can take the Gatlinburg Trolley to the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts loop for only $1.  Spend a day at the community exploring the varied and talented works of these amazing artisans.

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