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Arts & Crafts of Gatlinburg andThe Great Smokies

As most seasoned Gatlinburg visitors know, the 37th Annual Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair is coming from July 20-29. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to attend this event it should definitely try to check it out. There are over 200 artisans from across the nation that set up booths to display and sell just about any kind of hand crafted merchandise that one can imagine. In addition to the annual Craftmen’s Fair, Gatlinburg is also home to North America’s largest group of independent artisan’s. Along a 5 mile loop, from HWY 321 to Glades Rd to Buckhorn Rd you will find all kinds of authentic Appalachian arts and crafts being created in studios and workshops. There are also show rooms and shops to browse. Gatlinburg, Tn is also home to The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This is the oldest craft school in Tennessee. Artisans from around the world come here for classes in painting, glass blowing, photography and, more. Arrowmont also has 5 galleries to browse with art from local, national and, international artists. Then in the City of Gatlinburg it’s self there are numerous galleries and shops to browse. So, no matter what time of year you decide to visit Gatlinburg, you can always find lots of original works of Art and Craftmen’s. And as always soak in the beauty of  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the deck of your Gatlinburg rental cabin.