Handmade & Heartwarming
Nov 28, 2014
Gatlinburg Cabins to Gatlinburg Crafts
Visitors to Cabins in Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountains have been frequenting this Appalachian gem for decades, The Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community commonly referred to as the Glades Art community is home to the nation's largest organization of independent artisans. As guests at Heartland Cabin Rentals check in, we always suggest that visitors make time to tour this beautiful community. If you are a connoisseur of arts and crafts you could literally spend an entire week visiting shops. The artists are so amazing in their talent as well as their commitment to customer service.
Whether you are visiting at the Winter Holidays i.e. Christmas New year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or Presidents day and holidays or at the peak of the summer months, these artisans are constantly creating one of a kind beautiful crafts that make the best gifts for friends and family. Every kind of art Imaginable including whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather crafts, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils & watercolors,
The 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop starts on Glades rod along Route 321, and continues to where visitors turn right on Buckhorn Road there are literally dozens and dozens of shops to choose from.
Visitors need to make sure that they have enough strength to shop and not drop, there are many fine eating establishments in the glades Craft community. A Local Highland favorite is
Unique pub specializing in English and local draught ales. Relaxing, non-smoking, family-oriented atmosphere. British and American menu. Real darts and other pub games. 1065 Glades Rd.865/436-0677
- If your family is looking for something a little more refined regarding exquisite mountain dining the Wild Plum Tea Room is renowned for its fine dining, a favorite among girlfriend getaway.
A special place for lunch in the Smokies. Children's menu available. Lunch is served from 11:00 to 3:00, Monday - Saturday. Wine and beer. Parking & Trolley. Kacy Rothwell
Below is a list of favorite craft shops
"Genuine Alewine" Hand thrown functional pottery by Robert Alewine Quality craftsmanship. Come see us at work, relax & enjoy. Open 9-6 Daily 865/430-7828
ANDREA WILSON - ARTIST
Excellence in fine arts & crafts—offering a wide variety of artists’ work in 2D & 3D mediums. Andrea specializes in watercolor botanicals and etchings--receiving regional, national & international awards. Member of Southern Highland Craft Guild. Located in Hemlock Village at the intersection of Glades Rd and Buckhorn Rd. 865-430-8951
ART FOR GOD
Featuring the art of internationally recognized Christian artist, Stephen Sawyer and other hand picked world class artists who create remarkable wildlife art, landscapes, sculpture, and jewelry. When you love God, shouldn't your art be made by people who love God too? 1402 E Parkway #11 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 865-325-1177
Influential artist Brandy Ward creates functional pottery inspired by the forests of the Smokies. Each piece is hand thrown and our glazes are airbrushed to create one of a kind works of art. New Location 220 Buckhorn Rd. Open year round 865-436-2800
Handcrafted cedar & pine chests, boxes, vegetable & trash bins, wind-twisters, whirligigs, carousels, calendars, ornaments, toys, key-rings, Personalizing available. 865/436-3415
CLIFF DWELLERS GALLERY
Historic 1933 Gallery featuring local artists. Contemporary & traditional fine crafts & art: baskets, glass, hand weaving,jewelry,marbling, painting, pottery, wearable art, wood, and more. Artists working upstairs daily. “A most interesting place” Open 7 days a week. 865/436-6921
G. WEBB GALLERY
Watercolours and prints featuring artists G. Webb and Cami Monet Webb. Pottery. Regional books. Jams, jellies and coffee from G. Webb's Morning Glory Farm. Open all seasons. 865/436-3639
JIM GRAY GALLERY
Historic 125 year old church building features the paintings, prints and sculptures of Jim Gray; custom framing, regional crafts & pottery. Visa/MC, Checks.865/436-8988
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By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide 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.