Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

Arts & Crafts Community

The Appalachian culture thrives in this 8-mile motor loop, with over 100 quaint & nostalgic shops, nestled in the Smoky Mountain beauty.  Situated on the northeast edge of Gatlinburg, this area is the only zoned crafts community in the USA!

Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave & carve to create original works such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, chairs, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silversmithing, leather products, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, framed art, oils, & watercolors.

As you enter Gatlinburg, turn onto Rte. 321 (Traffic light #3). Travel only a few miles until you see the sign for the
"Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community"  & turn LEFT onto Glades Rd. at Traffic light #3A.

Or catch the YELLOW Trolley at the Ripley's Aquarium, which will take you around the Arts & Crafts community. This Trolley stops running MUCH earlier than the others, so be careful not to miss your ride back into town!

                                                       (865) 565 - 7330



Talking Turkey Stained Glass Studio -   Custom stained glass windows & online gift shop!

Watch stained glass artist John Eachus at work!
100's of designs in all shapes, sizes & colors for sale!

610 Chelan Way
PO Box 21
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(865) 436 - 2397



Turtle Hollow Gallery -     Owner Ross Markley hosts an array of contemporary artists in this unique gallery!

Turtle sculptures created from natural elements such as wood & stone!
Jewelry crafted from earthen elements!
Wind chimes made from hand blown glass & wood!
Mixed media, visual arts, painting, fine art, figurative art, collage, abstraction, public art, etc.

248 Buckhorn Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(865) 436 - 6188
Sorry, no web site!



Cliff Dwellers Gallery-  An historic 1933 cabin originally built on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, only to be relocated in sections to its current location on the Loop!

Owned by 6 female artists as a co-op!  

Featuring baskets, glass, wood, jewelry, painting, pottery, whimsical dolls, hand painted fabrics, & more! 
(865) 436 - 6921


  Tim Weberding Woodworking Gallery: located in the Glades Center shopping enclave.


 The Timbers Cafe:  INFO COMING SOON!

Featuring fresh food prepared in an open kitchen!
Hot & cold sandwiches, soups, home made side dishes & desserts! 
Patio & porch dining, too!
Parking lot & Trolley stop!



 D-Lite Candles: oil lamps created by owner John from polished rocks that last a lifetime!



Jams, Jellies, Nuts & More: home made preserves, jellies, jams, sauces, chutney, salad dressing, taste-testing, etc.



  Morning Mist Village: featuring 25 unusual craft shoppes & an outdoor cafe'!





The Wild Plum Tea Room:
  Log cabin Austrian-style tea room!

Unique daily menu featuring home made gourmet lunches!
Dine outside on the deck under the trees!
Dine on the screened porch overlooking a creek!
Dine inside the log cabin or upstairs for larger groups!
Wine & beer.

Parking lot is small, but there's another one across the street.
Yellow Trolley stops nearby.
*restrooms up stairs - not handicap accessible.

Open 11am - 3pm
Monday - Saturday
(865) 436 - 3808



Misty Mountain Soap Co. - handcrafted soaps, lotions, scrubs, bath & body products made using healthy, natural ingredients!

2 locations:   

601 Glades Rd. suite 25 (Morning Mist Village)
Also located in the Covered Bridge shopping area!

(865) 325 - 8084


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