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Help Support the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community



The Arts and Crafts Community is the largest group of independent artisans in North America.  The community is located 3 Miles From downtown Gatlinburg, Hwy 321 North.

This historic 8-mile loop in Gatlinburg, TN, has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silversmithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils and watercolors, also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda fountain, and candy shops.

Many businesses in the Arts and Crafts community have been struggling due to the pandemic. Help support the business owners by shopping with them. Here is a list of shops that are currently open in the Glades.

A Jann Peitso Art
Brandywine Pottery
Buie Pottery
Cliff Dwellers
Concrete Statuary Designs
Dinwoodie Metal Sculptors
Doug Benz Gallery
Fire Fly Glass Studio
Fowler’s Clay Works
Fox & the Parrot Tavern
G Webb Gallery
Gatlinburg Grind
Glades Homemade Candies
Holly & Willow Pet Barn
Into the West
Jams, Jellies, Nuts & More
Jim Gray Gallery
Judy Jones Pottery
Leather Works
Licklog Hollow Baskets
Lorelei Candles
Love Life Live Life
Misty Mountain Soap
More Than a Candle
Nelson Farms, TN
Novus Candela Bath and Crafts
Paul Murray Gallery (open Saturday’s from 12-4)
Red Oak Bistro
Rocky Flats Pottery & Soap
Santa’s Claus-Et
Smoky Mountain Dulcimers
Sparky’s Glass Blowing
Split Rail Eats
Terri Waters Gallery
The Rampant Lion
The Smiths
Vern Hippensteal Gallery
Village Candles
Wire Wonders

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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