The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, the nation's largest organization of independent artisans, makes its home in Gatlinburg on the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artisans here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you'll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.
November 30, 2015 - December 6, 2015