"Do The Loop"
Enjoy the 8 Mile Loop Road
With Over 100 Artists & Craftsmen
Including Eateries, Bed & Breakfasts and More
The Arts and Crafts Community is the largest independent organization of artisans in the United States. As such it doesn’t disappoint in the diversity of crafts you can see when you visit. You’ll find a wide assortment of items from dulcimers, to stuffed bears to ceramics. The artists often will talk with visitors and discuss the history of their craft. Each shop offers plenty of free parking.
Finding the perfect souvenir to remember your Gatlinburg vacation is easy when you visit the Arts & Crafts Community. With over 100 artists and craftsmen, Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts Community is a living, breathing tribute to the history of Tennessee. The carvers, weavers, watercolor artists, casters, soap makers, potters, silversmiths and dozens of other artisans skillfully demonstrate their abilities before thousands of visitors. The community is set on an 8 mile loop road that’s designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The Arts & Crafts Community can be reached using the Yellow Trolley from downtown Gatlinburg.
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The Arts and Crafts Community
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Visit the Artists and Craftsmen - Watch as they Work
Gatlinburg's Arts & Crafts Community is the largest group of artisans in North America. The 8-mile loop housing shops and boutiques is an established Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The Arts & Crafts Community hosts several events throughout the year showcasing true Appalachian artwork and demonstrating the techniques that the artisans use to create their coveted works. Some of the techniques used by the artisans include whittling, basket weaving, casting, candle making, photography, silver smithing, pottery making, leather making, painting, carving, sculpting, and more.