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Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns October 10-27

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns October 10-27

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States. Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky […]

Get Inspired During “Hands On Gatlinburg” Weekend and Learn to Make Artwork from Expert Crafters

Get Inspired During “Hands On Gatlinburg” Weekend and Learn to Make Artwork from Expert Crafters

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. Workshops being offered to eventgoers include everything from woodworking to glassblowing, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, weaving, paper marbling and much more. From April 12 through April 14, over […]

Springing Forward – Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

Springing Forward – Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show

Celebrate the arrival of spring by getting out March 29 through March 31 to see the wonderful new heirloom items being created and sold at the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Easter Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Some of the finest artisans and crafters in the nation will be displaying their one-of-a-kind items for purchase, giving […]

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community Announces the Second Annual Spring Hands On Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community Announces the Second Annual Spring Hands On Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, a.k.a. Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community announces the second annual spring Hands On Gatlinburg, an event to teach & promote the arts & crafts. Central location GPS: 668 Glades Road, Gatlinburg. The Community of over 100 artisan studios encompasses three municipals and covers over eight miles. April 7, 8, […]

Arrowmont Hosts Silk Painters International’s “Silk in Transition” Exhibitions and Conference

Arrowmont Hosts Silk Painters International’s “Silk in Transition” Exhibitions and Conference

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting over 70 silk paintings by 36 national and international artists in two exhibitions. The exhibitions are in conjunction with the Silk Painter International’s (SPIN) biennial conference “Silk in Transition” being held at Arrowmont October 7-15, 2016. Arrowmont invites the public to view the exhibitions and attend the reception. Admission is […]

Arrowmont’s “Meet the Artist” Art & Dinner Auction Set for November 4, 2016

Benefiting Arrowmont’s educational programs, “Meet the Artist” is a special event featuring art by top regional artists and craftspeople. Be the envy of yourfriends – enjoy the work and company of great artists and fine food. Take home a glorious painting, exquisite piece of pottery, lovely hand-dyed scarf, orchoose a dinner with elegant wines. Other auction items […]

2016-2017 Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Exhibit Now Open

2016-2017 Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Exhibit Now Open

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting works by new Artists-in-Residence – Grant Benoit, Richard W. James, Maia Leppo, Austin Riddle, and Emily Schubert. The Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year, five artists of […]

Bill May Receives 2015 Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award

Bill May Receives 2015 Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award

  On March 17, Governor Bill Haslam presented Bill May, executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, with the 2015 Governor’s Arts Leadership Award for his service to the arts in Tennessee. Four years ago, Bill May was a successful stained glass artist, family man and stable member of the Gatlinburg business community […]

Romance, Mischief, and Magic Comes to the Clarence Brown Theatre with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The course of love definitely does NOT run smooth when William Shakespeare’s family-friendly comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” plays on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage February 19 through March 8, 2015. An Open Captioned performance will take place on Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 pm. A special “Behind the Scenes” discussion about how the design […]

Townsend Fall Festival Showcases Regional Arts, Crafts, Cooking, and Demonstrations

The Townsend in the Smokies Heritage Fall Festival will be held September 26-27 and offers visitors opportunities to experience firsthand some of the area’s great arts and crafts. From woodcarving to blacksmithing, pottery making to rug hooking, artisans from throughout East Tennessee will be on hand to demonstrate their talents. The festival begins at 10 a.m. […]