Gatlinburg, Tennessee's Artists and Craftsmen
You can visit more than 120 working Artists and Craftsmen located in an 8 Mile Loop Road
                     The largest group of independent artisans in               
                         North America. This historic 8-mile loop has              
                        been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts &          
                      Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans
whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.
To be sure, Tennessee's history is rich and diverse. Historic sites, trails, music, crafts and the
arts paint a picture of a colorful state that has seen two centuries of statehood. And to
showcase that rich history, the Tennessee Heritage Trail has been developed by the State in
order to highlight the cultural heritage of our people, and numerous Gatlinburg-area locations
have been designated as integral stops along the Trail.
The Arts & Crafts Trail pathway will show you folk art, trolls, 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.
Visit the official Gatlinburg
Attractions website
SHOPS ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND!
WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOUT THE ARTS & CRAFTS COMMUNITY
Plenty of FREE parking at all the Shops, Studios, Galleries & Cafés
LOOK FOR THIS BROCHURE EVERYWHERE