Events

Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show

Tuesday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 28 / Free Admission

Gatlinburg Convention Center:
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show runs from November 23 – November 28. Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg, TN.

The Tennessee artist and craftsmen here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for decades. 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, leather vests, and more. There is handmade jewelry unlike any you’ll find back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Christmas Arts & Craft Show

Monday, Nov. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 5 / Free Admission

Gatlinburg Convention Center:
234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours:
Monday – Thursday & Saturday 10am – 5pm, Friday 10am – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show runs from November 29 – December 4. Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg, TN.

The Tennessee artist and craftsmen here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for decades. 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, leather vests, and more. There is handmade jewelry unlike any you’ll find back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Hands On Gatlinburg

April 29, 30, & May 1, 2022

Hands-on arts and crafts workshops from artist and craftsmen in the community.

Spring into the new season by getting in touch with your creative side during “Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. From April 30 through May 2 more than a dozen studios will offer 30 different workshops geared to aspiring and experienced crafters.

Arts and crafts lovers can learn techniques and traditions from expert crafters while discovering how to craft beautiful pieces of artwork that will be treasured for years to come. An abundance of do-it-yourself style workshops will be offered to festival goers, from jewelry-making, gourd birdhouse painting, watercolor, glass fusing, basket weaving, candle making, chair seat weaving and more.

“Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend is the ultimate creative learning experience for those that have always wanted to try their hand at arts and crafts making. Space is limited for these unique classes. Those interested in signing up for workshops are encouraged to get their tickets early to insure their chances of learning from an expert crafter.