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Arts & Crafts

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

November 22 - November 27

Gatlinburg Convention CenterGatlinburg, TN

Event Details

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. This year the event will combine its formerly separate Thanksgiving and Christmas shows. The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road.

The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand-carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry, unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Participating Artisans:

  • Bilge Almaroad: Leather bracelets, leather and beaded necklaces, rings, needlework, crochet, earrings
  • Ronnie and Connie Bohanon: Handmade candies and honey
  • Jim and Jan Barnes: Leather bracelets, necklaces, earrings and resin jewelry
  • Rachel Barnes: Knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, stuffed animals
  • Bob and Teresa Bishop: Scroll Saw Creations – bowls, baskets, Christmas ornaments
  • Joyce and John Branch: Signs and glass art
  • B.J. Byerly: Log reindeers and other animals, mini cornhole sets, succulents
  • Rachell Coe: Jewelry
  • Joe Compton: Wooden peppermills, Christmas ornaments, snowmen, santas, wooden cooking utensils
  • Stephanie Costantini: Leather Goods – key fobs, purses, wallets, Ipad cases, Christmas ornaments
  • Sam Criswell: Coin Banks – old post office boxes
  • Danny Davis: Prints from Paintings
  • Mark Edelman: Dulcimer music
  • John Fancher: Vintage objects in shadow boxes
  • Linda Feagans: Woodburning, stamped jewelry
  • Elizabeth Fontenot: Book designs (prints, shirts, etc) bookmarks
  • Randy and Terry Fritchman: Turned pens, pencils and sets, bowls, kaleidoscopes, gromes, Shaving sets, photography
  • Aaron Gallagher: Wooden earrings, magnetic bottle openers, keyrings, necklaces, cutting boards
  • Grail Hall: Prints from oil paintings, ornaments, puzzles, and plaques
  • Cindy Heinemann: Bar and liquid soaps, lip balms, herbal products, bath and body products
  • Rae Hancock: Rock Candles
  • Marlene Jenkins: Quilted items, wreaths, tobacco stick sleds, birdhouses, beehouses, ornaments
  • Lee and Glenda Manis: Handmade wooden baskets
  • Joe Meachum: Handcrafted buffalo hide leather holsters, bags, belts and bracelets
  • Mark Moore: Carved bears, wolves, owls and relief carved mantles
  • Amy Nelson: Goatmilk Soaps, lotions and bath products
  • Dominique Oakley: License plate artwork
  • Amy Overbeck: Candles
  • Jason Payne: Homemade spices and spice blends made from peppers grown locally
  • A, Jann Peitso: Original Watercolors – Framed and Matted, Original Ornaments with Scenes of the Mountains
  • Shannon Plastow: Quilts and quilt items
  • Flo and Liz Puhala: Jewelry made with gemstones, Czech glass, pearls and crystals
  • Teddy and Robin Reaves: Fabric santas, snowmen, gingerbread, mice, ornaments and country dolls
  • Betty Rodefer: American Girl doll clothes and other handsewn items
  • Pam and Amy Scott: Hand painted river rocks
  • Tim Simek: Dulcimer music
  • Johnna Smith: Wire wrapped pendants, earrings and bracelets
  • Carol and Jim Strohl: Wooden ornaments, wooden barn quilts, ribbon angels, painted glass Ornaments, quilts
  • David Thompson: Rusty metal cutouts
  • Trina Tucker: Chainsaw carvings – bears and animals
  • Steve Vervynckt: Photography
  • Randy Whaley, Tina Brantrer: Woodcarvings, turned wooden vase, carved flowers, ornaments and candles
  • Scotty and Carla Wilson: Picture ladder frames, tobacco stick trees and ornaments

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