Events

Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show

Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 / 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 22 – 27, 2022. 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.

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

Unique, handmade novelty 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

Christmas Arts & Craft Show

Monday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 / Free Admission

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

The Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show runs from November 22 – December 4, 2022. Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas 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.

Participating Artisans:
Jim & Jan Barnes

Leather jewelry

Amy Nelson

Bath & body products

Joe Compton

Woodworking

John & Joyce

Branch signs & glass art

Rae Hancock

Rock candles

Johnna Smith

wire wrapped jewelry

Lee & Glenda Manis

Baskets

Liz & Flo Puhala

Jewelry

Ronnie & Connie Bohanan

Candy

A.Jann Peitso

Original watercolors

Stephanie Costantini

Leather

Pam & Amy Scott

Hand painted rocks

Amy Overbeck

Unique, handmade novelty candles

Joe & Cassie Nelson

Wood furniture

Sam Criswell

Coin banks

Tim Simek

Dulcimer music

Steven Vervynckt

Photography

Rachel Barnes

Knit & crochet hats & stuffed animals

BJ & Sandy Byerly

Wooden animals & other wooden items

Scotty Wilson

Picture ladder frames & tobacco stick trees

Jason Payne

Spices & spice blends

Marlene Jenkins

Assorted cloth & wooden items

Trina Tucker

Chainsaw bears

Aaron Gallagher

Wooden jewelry , cutting boards

Danny Davis

Prints from paintings

Jan Banta Briseno

Art gourds & wooden folk art

Joe Meachum

Leather

Kerry Granger

Upcycled blue jean purses

Randy Whaley

Woodcarving

Rachell Coe

Wire jewelry

Justin Howard

Horseshoe art

Brenda Ferguson

Floral arrangements

Jennifer Fitch

Hymnboards jewelry and ornaments

Community members interested in participating in shows and events, please visit the Member Information Page.