Gatlinburg TN Arts Festival

Preparation for the Second Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is now starting. Time is now approaching and artists from all over the country are heading to Gatlinburg TN for an exciting weekend celebrating the arts. The Festival starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 20 and ends at 8:00 PM that night then the fun starts all over again on Sunday, May 21 at 10:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. The Festival is held in downtown Gatlinburg TN at the Ripley’s Aquarium and River Rd. This Festival is completely family orientated and admission is free so you can bring everyone with you. The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is produced by volunteers to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Not only will there be artists from around the country but the festival will also include music and tons of tasty food.

Ninety percent of the artists at the show are selected through a jury process. Judges, like university professors, gallery owners, and local artists can particpate in the event. The other booths at the festival will be occupied by last years winners and invited guests. Arts will include painting, sculptures, jewelry, baskets, metalwork, and even digital art. Cash prized will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 2D and 3D categories and the 1st place winner will get a partial scholarship to a class at Arrowmont School. The best artist will be automatically accepted to GFAF 2007.

Make the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Festival part of your vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Don’t forget to call us and book one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals when heading to this area. Come stay with and see what everyone is talking about.