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Craftsmen Fair happens in Gatlinburg

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

Gatlinburg – It’s been voted one of the South’s most popular summer events and beginning July 20 over 180 craftspeople will converge onto Gatlinburg for the 37th annual Craftsmen Fair.

What makes this show unique is that artists will not only sell their wares but also offer live, artist demonstrations from soap making, metal sculpture and jewelry making to leather working and gourd art.

One of the featured artists for this year’s event is Nancy Wilson of Sevierville who creates “Art of the Past” – wood carvings, dolls, toys, circus animals and hand paintings all created from discarded furniture, buttons, tin, old fabrics, leather, nails and other found items.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and the cost is $6 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free.

For additional information, call (865) 436-7479.