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Enjoy Free Music, Find Unique Gifts at the 7th Annual Fine Arts Festival – May 14-15

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival (GFAF) is a free outdoor family event that features quality artists from around the country along with Appalachian music from the area. Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club.

2011 will be the seventh year of the festival and large crowds are expected. Gatlinburg is a thriving tourist destination and a gateway city to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 9 million visitors annually.

The festival is being held in the center of the city at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Campus adjacent to Arrowcraft Shop at Light # 5.

For more fun things to do in Gatlinburg, TN, visit GatlinburgConcierge.com.

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Old Tymey

Old Timey Photos By Renee

716 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3240

(865) 436-4411‎

Miss Dee’s Old Fashioned Photos

174 Old Mill Ave
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
(865) 429-0111

Dixie’s Old Time Photo
529 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-0055

Garters & Guns Old Time Saloon Photos
602 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-4455

Miss Sadie’s Old Time Photos
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-4120

Old Town Photos
651 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-7660

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The Silver Galleon is an American Indian shop that specializes in bringing some of the most authentic and one-of-a-kind artwork and crafts to the area. They offer a wide variety of Indian arts and crafts from moccasins to artifacts, which are all hand selected to ensure only the best quality. If you are interested in the history and crafts of the American Indians and Great Smoky Mountains, stop in the Silver Galleon.

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  Personal gifts are a great way to show someone that you care for them, and what better gift to give than a personal bracelet or necklace? The Bead Experience in Gatlinburg has all different kinds of beads as well as classes you can take to learn how to make certain types of jewelry. Once at the store, you can choose from Sterling Silver, Italian, High Quality, and Semi-Precious Gemstones. The shop also has a full line of tool. Some of their classes include Beginner Glass Blowing and Beginner Fusing. For a complete list of classes as well as more information about the store, visit their website: http://www.beadxp.com/

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G. Webb grew up in Nashville, TN and paints beautiful watercolors of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Gallery is located in the Arts and Crafts community, surrounded by the beautiful environment that is full of inspirations for the artist. His limited edition work is full of landscapes, mountainscapes, florals, and heritage of the area. Visit the website to view his work, or stop in the shop in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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The Tennessee traditional dance of clogging originated in the southern Appalachian mountains, and was brought in by the Scottish and Irish settlers. The original form of clogging was the act of coupled dancers executing individual step dances together in group configurations, and the footwork was more spontaneous. Modern cloggers synchronize their steps, which emphasizes the unison of the footwork. The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Clogging is seen at a large portion of these festivals, because it has become a part of east Tennessee traditions. The cloggers dance to traditional clogging music, and a variety of bluegrass and country music. The cloggers are really entertaining, and show a part of Tennessee tradition.

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While vacationing in the Smokies, there are several arts and crafts stores in the area offering all of your supplies for your next arts and crafts project.

Dorinda’s
3599 Newport Hwy
Sevierville, TN 37876
865.428.4450

The Pattern Hutch
172 Old Mill Ave
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
865.428.1361
865.428.5553

Dixie Darlin Inc.
3355 Butler Street
Pigeon Forge, TN
865.453.3104

Needlecraft Cottage
3279 Lyon Springs Rd.
Sevierville, TN
865.428.7044

Your Scrapbook Superstore
250 Collier Dr.
Sevierville, TN
865.428.9088

Terri’s Yarns and Crafts
927 Dolly Parton Park
Sevierville, TN  37862
865.453.7756

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