Showcasing Our Heritage
Arts and crafts have long held a deep association with the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Nowhere else
will you find a richer heritage of fine craftsmanship than in The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.
This area offers the best in a wide range of shops including pottery, woodcarving, candle making, quilting,
weaving, broom making, art galleries, and many other fine art forms.
Some of our artist and crafters are second, third and even fourth generation artisans carrying on the
tradition of their heritage while making a living the way pioneers did back in the 1760s and ‘70s.

Annual Special Event Craft Shows
Our craft shows are held in the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which is conveniently located in downtown
Gatlinburg. As always, the admission is free! You can meet and visit with members of the Arts and Crafts
Community as they produce one-of-a-kind works of art available for purchase. Our shows are just a
preview of what is in store for you when you visit the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community located just 3
miles from downtown. Step back in time as you witness over 100 artist and crafters producing their wares
by hand in this historic area.
2014 Thanksgiving Craft Show
Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 30
2014 Christmas Craft Show
Monday, Dec. 1 - Sunday, Dec 7
Giving and receiving a handcrafted piece of work is most exciting, it is like
starting a heirloom in your family.  There's not fashioned way but here in
Gatlinburg we've been known for our crafts and art for over 200 years.  We brag
of our largest group of independent artists and craftsmen in the nation.  
For more information about our craft shows please contact either of these two people, they will be happy to
give you detailed information about the shows and/or get you application information.
Contact:
Jann Peitso         865-436-2363  or  ajannart@aol.com
Carolyn Mikles    865-436-6805
SHOW HOURS:
Mon-Thurs, 10am - 5pm - Fri-Sat, 10am - 6pm