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Address: 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3202
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+1 865-436-5860
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
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Everything from furniture making and woodturning to pottery and marbling is...

Everything from furniture making and woodturning to pottery and marbling is taught at this comprehensive 50-year-old arts and crafts school geared to all ages and skill levels.

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A Treasure of an Arts Institution

I spent a week in early January 2017, along with 75 or so other artists, working, collaborating, and getting inspired by the history of this special arts institution. It felt a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
VeronaWater
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I spent a week in early January 2017, along with 75 or so other artists, working, collaborating, and getting inspired by the history of this special arts institution. It felt a little like traveling back in time--to an era when craftsmanship and quality mattered, among other things. It definitely provided a welcome contrast to the commercialism and bad taste that's... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a very famous place that I visited forty years ago during my craftsman days. They teach every kind of craft imaginable and offer some spectacular classes. We recently saw a showing of resident artists’ work in Knoxville, TN, at the Emporium Gallery. But they don’t apparently encourage walk-in visitors. I remembered it being in a natural setting, but... More 

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Memphis, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I just spent a week at a workshop. I was unable to stay at Arrowmont, but had three incredible meals a day there. The workroom facilities are top notch. They were out of their way to serve guest with dietary needs. Incredible hard working staff

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Thank filisann
Clearwater, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I came here for a 4 day pottery workshop with Bruce Brisco. The workshop itself was wonderful and I learned a great deal along with the other people in my group. I stayed at Arrowmont in their Red Barn for 4 nights. My "dorm" room was very comfortable and clean. The adjoining bathrooms were very clean also. The food at... More 

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Evansville, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Right off the crazy strip in Gatlinburg, this place is a true hidden gem. They have a lovely gallery and shop, but the best thing to do here is stay a week or two and take an amazing in depth class on an arts or crafts field of your choice. They have amazing instructors, and food and lodging is included... More 

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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Neat school. Classes were not in session when we were in Gatlinburg, but we were able to walk through the gallery. Neat pieces of art. Lots of talent!

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Powell, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Stop by and view some homegrown art. Students display and sale wonderful pottery, paintings, and other pieces of fantastic works. I loved the pottery pieces myself, purchase 2 nice original pieces with beautiful glaze colors and textures.

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Florence, AL, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

But found the shop to be very lovely & filled with handmade items. Shop was about to close but found a lovely necklace/earring set for a Christmas gift.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The best thing about downtown Gatlinburg, TN is Arrowmont. Go see an exhibit or take a class during the summer or fall months. It is truly an amazing place.

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b-town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

If you love arts and crafts you need to stop in and visit Arrowmont. You can view the current exhibits, watch artisans participating in workshops and classes or take part in one yourself. Arrowmont is a historic part of Gatlinburg and a welcome respite from the noise of the strip.

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