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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Gatlinburg, TN 37738
800-565-7330
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Ranked #11 of 66 attractions in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Art Galleries
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
Description: A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
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Ft. Worth, TX
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286 reviews 286 reviews
56 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We love all the shops in the Arts and Crafts Community and do all of our shopping in this area because we love handcrafted one of a kind items. We were just there last week and bought pottery, art, candles, and more. There is one shop that we will not stop at and it is the "Highland Craft Gallery," on... More

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Byesville, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Arts and Crafts Community has some very nice items for sale by local artisans. No "made in China" stuff here. Everything is very well done and worth a look. My wife really likes the bracelet I bought for her there. No pushy sales people there, take some time to take a look!

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Brundidge, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited The Henry Parker Gallery for the very first and last time located in The Morning Mist Village in the crafts community. All the other shop owners were very friendly and nice and welcomed pets, We have a small Peek-A-poo, she is about twelve pounds and very friendly. We always try to find things we can do to include... More

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Vidor, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

About 100 artisans sell things they make, like brooms, birdhouses, soap, jewelry, and food items. We enjoyed the woodworking and glassblowing, as well as many other craft exhibits. The pottery is especially lovely.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Go out and check out the local Arts and Craft Community. 10am-5pm Friend People and they will tell or show you how they made the things they do.

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harrisburg pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lots of places closed on Sunday. The workmanship and quality was amazing. We enjoyed the candy shop and the wood carving place right by it (sorry...forgot the name). The Forge was nice too.

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Lynn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We definitely have our favorite stops on Glades Rd. Each year Alewine Pottery and Whaley's Woodcrafts get at least one visit from us on our getaway. Just remember on Glades Rd the shops with the brown Arts and Crafts community signs are the real deal. The others are newer to the area and don't have the history the others do.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You could spend all day shopping. Lots of great little shops and some not so great. My recommendation is to just drive through and stop when you see a cluster of shops all within walking distance. Then you can get out and check out the shops that look interesting. Once you have hit a dozen stores, it all starts looking... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We loved the majority of the shops, a few seemed like they got away from the hand crafted way. The vast majority were handmade lamps, pottery, paintings, jewelry and other beautiful crafts. Our kids were a little bored after the first 20 shops but each one had a different niche. Wish there were more shops like this in the downtown... More

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Ottawa lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was great to see all the arts yhat the people had made. There was beautiful art pieces. Plus everybody was friendly and helpful

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