Appalachian Crafts: from Arrowmont Arts & Crafts School to the Great Smoky Arts & Craft Community

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The legacy of Appalachian Crafts in the Great Smoky Mountains dates all the way back to as far as we can remember, but it wasn’t until 1912, that Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts was founded as a means to educate the mountain people. 

This is the story of Arrowmont, and how it’s influence later led to the iconic eight-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

It’s inside of this eight-mile loop, visitors from far and wide can shop for a diversity of items, amongst the largest group of independent artisans in the United States of America. 

Whether it’s creating pottery with Fowler’s Clayworks or making glass art at Firefly Glass Studio, there’s something fun for everyone inside of this arts and crafts community. 

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