Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts of the Smoky Mountains are as diverse as the wildlife and nature in the region. Artisans with skills that have been handed down from generation to generation since the early days of the Southern Highlands, Smoky Mountains, and Appalachian Mountains region.
Today many artisans have their own shops or continue to develop their crafts and display them in their shops for sale or in local galleries and museums. Craftsmen and artisans can be found everywhere in the Smoky Mountains if you know the right places to look.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee even has it's very own Art's & Crafts Community in the Glades which is very near to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the Glades the whole community serves as a look into the past with the skills that these craftsmen and artisans use.
Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community
The Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community is an 8 mile loop with personally owned shops, and craftshops of artisans and craftsmen in the Smoky Mountains
Qualla Arts & Crafts
Qualla Arts & Crafts in NC has hundreds of Cherokee craftspeople who have a large display of fingerweaving, wood carving, pottery, historical baskets, masks, and more.
Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Education Center
Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts and Education Center is a non-profit corporation who was formed by local citizens in 1994 after the Stecoah School closed. The center services the community with programs for youth and families.
Appalachian Heritage Crafters
A non-profit craft cooperative the Appalachian Heritage Crafters founded by craftspeople around the County of Cherokee, North Carolina. They are dedicated in keeping a grassroots heritage by preserving and promoting Appalachian, Cherokee, and Smoky Mountain Crafts through training programs and centers.
The Dogwood Crafters is a group of over 100 skilled mountain craftsmen that are limited only by their imagination and skills. The inventory for sale and display is always of a various variety and are from the mix of contemporary and traditional works from the mountain crafts these artisand and crafters make.
John C. Campbell Folk School
A folk school with keeping mountain traditions like music, dance, and crafts alive in week or weekend classes. John C. Campbell Fold School has been around since 1925!
Tin Roof Studio
Tin Roof Studio displays and offers local arts and crafts and even items from around the country. The wide selection at the Tin Roof Studio includes anywhere from jewelry, lamps, furniture, wooden boxes, glassware, pottery, and more. This studio is dedicated to crafts and arts that are fun and functional.