Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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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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Michael B
New Jersey893 contributions
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This is not a "place" but a very large area in this location on a number of different roads. Phone access is spotty, so WAZE may not work. The reason I keep a GPS in the car!Some of the stores are clumped together, some are homes, down an unpaved driveway. Most of the items are hand made, one of a kind gifts/products. From beautiful stain glass (that unpaved driveway) to multiple handmade gifts at the Highland Craft Gallery or the pottery and 3 large multiple stores locations with food/drinks/bathrooms. Hours off season vary by location. Sundays they may be closed. Unfortunately no way to tell if the location is open. Some locations have flags, some you just have to guess.
Written October 29, 2021
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Megan O
Gatlinburg, TN284 contributions
If you want to find the true gems of the Gatlinburg, pigeon Forge area, go to the arts and crafts community. If you want to avoid the crowds and the T-shirt shops, go to the arts and crafts community. If you want to find local bakeries who make everything from scratch, bistro’s with the most incredible food experiences you could imagine, go to the arts and crafts community.
Written July 20, 2020
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spencesgirlblog
Grand Blanc, MI217 contributions
I've traveled to this area for many years yet somehow never explored this abundant and diverse arts community. Just a little out of Gatlinburg, it's worth taking a day to explore, have a bite to eat, take a class. I'll be back every year now that I've experienced it!
Written September 12, 2020
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Chanelle B
Fort Wayne, IN23 contributions
There's a lot in the area, but lots of stopping and going, and the main road is so windy, thats its hard to slow down to decide whether or not you want to stop somewhere without someone tailgating you. We passed by several times because we were staying at an airbnb in this area, but the shops were closed a lot of the times we wanted to stop, so that was a bummer. The places we did stop at were pretty bland and more geared towards the older crowd. My teenager was DEFINITELY not impressed. I think I bought a couple candles and thats about it. I LOVE art and always want to support local artisans, I just think the hours of operation and locations may be lacking here. Was hoping for more diverse, eclectic and modern art but that was not the case. I found more interesting things on the Parkway strip.
Written July 28, 2022
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Skeeter58
Wellsboro, PA20 contributions
We weren't able to stop at many of the shops but those we did were excellent. Owners/craft persons were friendly and willing to share information on their craft. Highly recommend the dulcimer shop (one of our group tried the banjo and got a good lesson), another got helpful information about her dulcimer. We stopped at the Hills Creek shop 3 times making a purchase each time. The Rose Petal shop was another great shop. All three of us bought sometime and he customized out pieces.
Written August 31, 2021
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Linda M
Liberty, New York114 contributions
we had rainy weather while in Gatlinburg, so one day we decide to do the Arts and Crafts community drive. Its about 8 miles through the back roads of Gatlinburg, TN. We made some stops at wood working shops and the Cliff Dwellers shop. Beautiful hand made items and beautiful wood work items.
Written February 13, 2020
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA1,729 contributions
The loop that includes the arts/crafts community is an easy drive outside Gatlinburg, away from all the traffic. There are a variety of small shops/strip malls with nice merchandise. Most are open. It's worth a couple of hours.
Written November 7, 2020
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Devineone
Port Stanley, Canada38 contributions
We stopped there in mid-November, 2019, a slow time of year. About 2/3 of the spaces were occupied. Those that were there had very well-done works ranging from paintings, carvings to embellished glass and lamps. Definitely woth stopping in to ssee what appeals to you.
Written February 7, 2020
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sandradonohue52
Henrico, VA50 contributions
Drove through the entire route. Some were still closed due to COVID 19, but most were open. Beautiful artisian works where available, but I didn't feel I could be $250 for a wooden bowl. If I paid that much, I would never use it. Worthwhile trip and we purchased smaller items.
Written June 20, 2020
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GatorRandy
Jacksonville, FL50 contributions
Several of the shops were lovely! We particularly loved the "Shop Africa" store. However I have to give a negative review of Highland Craft Gallery. This was later in our shopping trip so I only bought one small item. It was very clear that the owner was disappointed with my purchase. When I asked for a larger bag, to consolidate the other purchases, she said "No". I then volunteered to pay for the bag and she threw it at me. When I asked what I had done to deserve that treatment, and reiterated that I would pay for the bag, she said "that isn't the point". When I asked what was the point, she refused to speak to me. I am sorry that I even bought a small item! Never again
Written July 30, 2022
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