Showcasing Our Heritage
Arts and crafts have long held a deep association with the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Nowhere else
will you find a richer heritage of fine craftsmanship than in The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.
This area offers the best in a wide range of shops including pottery, woodcarving, candle making, quilting,
weaving, broom making, art galleries, and many other fine art forms.
Some of our artist and crafters are second, third and even fourth generation artisans carrying on the
tradition of their heritage while making a living the way pioneers did back in the 1760s and ‘70s.

Annual Special Event Craft Shows
Our craft shows are held in the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which is conveniently located in downtown
Gatlinburg. As always, the admission is free! You can meet and visit with members of the Arts and Crafts
Community as they produce one-of-a-kind works of art available for purchase. Our shows are just a
preview of what is in store for you when you visit the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community located just
3 miles from downtown. Step back in time as you witness over 100 artist and crafters producing their wares
by hand in this historic area.
2018 Thanksgiving Craft Show
Tuesday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 25
2018 Christmas Craft Show
Monday, Nov 26 - Sunday, Dec 2
Giving and receiving a handcrafted piece of work is most
exciting, it is like starting a heirloom in your family.  Here in
Gatlinburg we've been known for our crafts and art for over
200 years.  We brag of our largest group of independent
artists and craftsmen in the nation.  
For more information about our craft shows please use the contacts below, they will be happy to give you
detailed information about the shows and/or get you application information.
Jann Peitso  Phone: 865-436-2363  or Carolyn Mikles  Phone 865-436-6805
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm Daily
2019 Easter Craft Show
Wednesday, April 17 - Saturday, April 20
     Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily