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We have visited the Arts and Crafts Community many times and have always enjoyed the many stores and local art available. However, this time we noticed many vacant stores along the way. We loved the stores we did visit and the purchases we made.
I am always disappointed to see fewer and fewer crafters in the trail. Some of the businesses were on vacation (closed) while we were there and many quite a distance apart. Also, many of the products for sale could be found in places all around...More
This is an 8 mile loop of craftsmen that sell their product in their own stores, and some offer demonstrations. The work is excellent and varied, from pottery and quilts, to soap and artwork. It's very easy to ride, and the trolley also goes through...More
Before heading to the Arts and Crafts community, I had pictured being able to park and walk around for a couple hours up and down the streets to visit different arts & crafts stands, but I had pictured it wrong. The arts & crafts community...More
Our only regret was that we did not plan more than a couple hours. We went above our allocated time and had to leave before we could see all that we wanted to.
If you only have a short amount of time. I would suggest...More
It was time well spent. I wish we had heard about this earlier, We would have spent more time there. Very talented people, crafts out of the ordinary, and the merchants and employees were very helpful and friendly. WONDERFUL location.
We had a lovely time visiting the numerous artisans today near Gatlinburg. Every shop owner/worker was pleasant, informative, and talented in their individual fields. We shopped vintage novelties, leatherworks, handmade rugs, wood creations, painted canvas, quilt fabrics, and even handwoven baskets and fabric from Africa....More
There are so many shops along this craftsman trail, you can spend an entire day shopping for homemade goods and keepsakes of the Smokies. It is not as known as most places around the area and that's a good thing. Let's keep it a secret!