Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers by Mark Edelman

Come and enjoy all the arts and crafts Gatlinburg has to offer. Whether you enjoy a single type of art and craft, want to take a class at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts or visit the whole Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, it’s all in a historic 8-mile loop known as the Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail.

Since 1937 these artists have created everything from candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, silver smithing, leather items, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art and much more. Only 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll find the huge arts and crafts community with plenty of free parking at each shop and several restaurants along the way. There are over 100 shops located on the trail to explore and enjoy. Below are a few shops along the trail.

Alewine Pottery—Renowned nationwide for stunning ceramics, see the work of three generations of artisans. Enjoy hand thrown functional pottery for home, including décor, carvings, vases, oil lamps and Robert Signature. Also for kitchen, baking dishes, serving dishes, pitchers, mixing bowls and utensil jars. Last but, not least, mugs which include, specialty, traditional and leaf. If you planned a trip to The Island, they have a location there too!

The Gallery At Gatlinburg—In the gallery you’ll find paintings, pottery by Wild Child Clayworks and Raku, metal art, prints and miscellaneous artwork. The paintings are some of best from Iva Prince in the Smokies. For a gift for that special someone, maybe even for yourself, the fun metal art is great for indoors or outdoors. And of course this miscellaneous art is everything from chainsaw art, vintage signs, collectibles, and a lot more await your visit!

Smoky Mountain Dulcimers—Would you like to play a dulcimer? Smoky Mountain Dulcimers have you covered with Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers and Masterworks Hammer Dulcimers in one store. You can go home with your dulcimer, case, CD’s, DVD’s, beginner books and more. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

Stewart Gallery—Experience art of the Smokies through original oil paintings, prints, photographs, hand painted calligraphy and reproduction tinware in the shop of the Alan Stewart and his late wife, Jean. Then after seeing the local landscapes, historic cabins and barns, you can take part of the Smokies back with you by taking home an original oil painting, print, or photograph of those same beautiful places.

The Jewelry Spot—Located at covered bridge in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Before moving there they participated 12 years in fine art and craft shows in northeast Ohio. They carry unique handcrafted jewelry using precious, semi-precious birthstones and sterling silver or Argentium silver and wire. They also offer jewelry with Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearls, turquoise, and other gemstones and fossils.

The Smiths—You’ll feel like you have entered a museum at The Smiths. Offering unusual and hard find handmade knives, scrimshaw and silversmithing. Other fine gifts include, jewelry, ivory carvings, collectible knives, antique ivory beads, copal amber beads, African masks and much more. Located in the historic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, The Smiths has been open since 1979.

Tim Weberding Woodworking—Watch a fourth-generation woodworker create wooden specialty gifts right in the store. These are one of a kind woodworking treasures, including frames, custom ornaments, wood baskets, wood ornaments, wood boxes and much more. They are a proud member of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

Find out more in the Arts and Crafts Community brochure.

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About Andrew Parrott

Andrew Parrott is as close to the most interesting man in the world as you can get. As a resident of Tennessee, he knows his stuff when it comes to the Smoky Mountains! When not wrangling wild boars, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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