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“Pleasant people with amazing talent”

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
Ranked #3 of 133 Shopping in Gatlinburg
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Owner description: A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
Harrisburg Pa
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8 reviews
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“Pleasant people with amazing talent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Lynn
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“Glades Rd is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Buckhorn Rd has several also. If you want to see what we feel is the real Gatlinburg, you really should do the Arts and Crafts Community loop. If you like to hike, when you go to Alewine Pottery, there is an older gentleman there by the name of Tom who makes the popcorn. Be sure to ask him about good hikes. He grew up in Green Briar and is very knowledgeable on hikes that a lot of people may not know about. Enjoy!

Visited July 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Lots of shopping!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the same. With that being said, three of us went and we all bought mulitple interesting and authentic items in a few hours. It's also neat to see the artist working.

Visited July 2014
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8 reviews
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“Support the local artists”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 area instead of all the commercialized box shops.

Visited July 2014
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“B-e-a-utiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

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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