Local Culture & Artisans

Indulge in Tennessee’s rich culture and arts heritage. Stimulate the senses with treasures from crafts communities, shops, studios and galleries, or join in the fun at one of the lively heritage festivals across the state.

Take home a bit of Tennessee tradition and culture. From brilliantly colored blown glass to intricately woven baskets to skillfully crafted jewelry, pots, furniture and more, Tennessees finest treasures are often sculpted by the hands of its talented artisans and craftsmen.

Frequent the Bluff View Art District in Chattanooga, where a dedication to the visual, horticultural and culinary arts can be experienced by all the senses. Plan a day for a drive through the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, an 8-mile loop that is home to the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Most importantly, circle the calendar for one of Tennessees fantastically colorful artisan festivals. Rogersvilles Heritage Days has fun for everyone with crafters and cloggers, while Nashvilles Music and Molasses Arts and Crafts Festival is the perfect way to kick off the autumn season.

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Freestone Pottery Freestone PotteryWhitleyville Grinder's Switch Winery Grinder's Switch WineryCenterville James-Ben Studio and Galleries James-Ben Studio and GalleriesGreeneville Spirit of the Hand Gallery Spirit of the Hand GalleryDandridge Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour & Jewelry Showroom Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour & Jewelry ShowroomCamden Weaving Arts Studio Weaving Arts StudioTellico Plains Bluff View Art District Bluff View Art DistrictChattanooga The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts CommunityGatlinburg
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