Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a small town located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. While the quaint town is known for its location to great hiking and some fun amusement parts. There is also a great community of artists located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
In Gatlinburg you’ll find an 8-mile loop that will allow you to see over 100 artists and artisans. You will have the ability to see may different styles of artwork and have the ability to purchase your favorite piece. This loop was established in 1937 and has grown into the largest group of independent artisans in North America.
This loop contains people that are experts at making carvings out of wood, weaving baskets, soap makers, and watercolor artist. Many other types of art can also be found on this trail. There are also places to stay and eat along the trail, such as eating at historic restaurants, tea rooms, and candy shops. You can also experience great Appalachian culture along the trail. If you do not stay the night, then you can take advantage of the free parking that each shop offers.
While this trail is not located in downtown Gatlinburg, it is located just three miles away from the downtown area. You can reach the trail by using the Yellow Trolley. These shops are also open all year round, so no matter when you decide to visit Gatlinburg the shops will be open.
While there may be many other attractions near Gatlinburg, such as Pigeon Forge and the endless hiking in the Smoky Mountains. There is one location that you must stop and see. You must stop along this beautiful trail to see all the great artwork that is on display. While you are there, make sure to purchase your favorite piece to help support the artist and preserve the great culture that has been in here since 1937.
After a day exploring the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, head back to your luxury Gatlinburg cabin rental to relax the evening away.