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40+ Workshops Available at Hands On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend

40+ Workshops Offered at Hands On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend

Gatlinburg is gearing up and preparations are underway for the first-ever Hands On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend from April 8 through April 10, 2016 in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

The 2016 Hands On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands. More than 15 studios throughout the Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different workshops, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves.

Studios offering Hands On Gatlinburg workshops include:

  • Jim Gray Gallery
  • Rocky Flats Pottery & Soap
  • Thistle Dew
  • The Chair Shop
  • Art Studio of the Smokies
  • The Cliff Dwellers Gallery
  • Overhome Creations
  • Smokies’ Edge
  • Otto Preske
  • Proffitt’s Woodworks
  • Misty Mountain Soap Company
  • Jann Peitso, Art!
  • Firefly Glass Studio
  • Gatlin County Leather
  • The Tipsy Stitcher Too
  • Fowler’s Clay Works
  • Sparky’s Glassblowing

An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make to place alongside their other coveted works of art.

Those interested in signing up for workshops are encouraged to get their tickets early, as space is limited. For more information, to purchase tickets or find lodging, visit

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