Gatlinburg - Easter Arts & Crafts Fair
Apr 05, 2012
Native arts and crafts like woodworking and pottery have been one of the biggest tourism draws in the Smokies and the southern Appalachians for decades. And later this week, visitors to Gatlinburg and surrounding areas will have a chance to view (and purchase) the work of some of the finest artisans in the country.
The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is hosting its annual Easter Craft Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center April 5 through 7. Local crafts people will be showcasing unique handcrafted items, and many of the artisans will be demonstrating their work as well. Crafts include one-of-a-kind works of art like pottery, woodcarving, candle making, quilting, weaving, broom making, painting and much more.
Admission is free, and guests are invited to visit with the crafters in a relaxed downtown Gatlinburg setting, although visitors will be able to purchase items that they’re interested in.
Established in 1937, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Some 100 artists and craftsmen have shops and studios occupy an eight-mile loop along Glades and Buckhorn roads in Gatlinburg, just three miles from downtown.
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By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.