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Most shops open at 10am and close around 5pm daily. With over 100 craft shops, studios and
galleries, there's plenty to see every day of the year. You can visit with the artists and craftsmen, see
them work and purchase wonderful keepsake items. You'll enjoy a day or two visiting the 8 mile
|Meet the artists and craftsmen of the Smoky Mountain area. An 8 Mile Loop of Shops, Studios, Galleries, Cafés and Lodging!
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 and watercolors, also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea
room, soda fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.