Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Over 100 artists and craftsmen ply their trade along this 8-mile loop on the eastern edge of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Shops, studios, galleries and eateries make this trail a bookmark of Southern Appalachian heritage. Visit

Each gallery and workshop offers a different experience from watching craftsmen to "hands on" opportunities.  Twice a year, the community offers a program- "Hands on Gatlinburg"  To find the dates or to register for a session- link

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Latitude: 35.726308 Longitude: -83.473177 Elevation: 1458 ft
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History of Area

This community of artisans was first established in 1937 and later zoned Arts & Crafts by the City of Gatlinburg. Each member shop insignia signifies that at least 50% of the products sold in the establishment are crafted on premises. To learn more about our history, click here

ADA Acessibility Notes

Most galleries and classes are ADA accessible.  Check here for notes.

How to Get There

The Arts & Crafts Trail is on Highway 321/East Parkway in Gatlinburg, accessible at traffic light marked 3A on Glades Road or a few miles east of there at Buckhorn Road.

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