Smoky Mountain art and crafts began over 10,000 years ago when the Cherokee tribe crafted tools, clothing, art and more from simple materials like honeysuckle vines, gourds, corn beads, and feathers. Today, pieces of original Cherokee and pioneer art native to the Smoky Mountains are just one cherished aspect of the Smoky Mountain antiques, arts, and crafts scene. Theatre, musicians, museums, artisans and their galleries all comprise the modern landscape of Smoky Mountain crafts. Our art and crafts run the gambit of historical preservation of priceless Smoky Mountain antiques to 21st century creations that blend tradition and today. You can even learn how to make your own Smoky Mountain arts and crafts in one of several folk schools in the area. Come explore Smoky Mountain antiques, art, and crafts and see history in the making.
The shop inventory is a constantly changing variety of beautiful and fascinating items limited only by the imagination and skill of the 100 artisans who make Dogwood Crafters what it is - a showcase of mountain crafts. Dogwood Crafters is a non-profit craft cooperative with an interesting mix of artisans. Both traditional and contemporary works can be found within the shops log walls.
Located in historic Dillsboro, NC, Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop has welcomed guests since 1969. We are a travel destination for the many visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our wide array of specialty themed Christmas ornaments keep people coming back year after year. So whether you are looking for anything from an astronaut to a zebra chances are we have it!
One of the most well-known landmarks in Western North Carolina, the Whistle Stop Mall is home to North Carolina's largest antique mall and a selection of fine specialty shops and restaurants. Come shop for furniture, country accessories, clothing, jewelry, crafts and more. Take a break and enjoy three great dining spots, including barbeque, homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts and Chinese. Yo ...