Combine fine art, a gorgeous mountain backdrop, diversity in creativity from across the nation, a national renowned school of arts and crafts, and what do you have?
That would be the Eighth Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival at Arrrowmont, set Labor Day weekend, 2012, at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcasing artists at the top of their fields. Participating exhibitors are chosen by jury in 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking; $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers is at stake. For artists, the festival is a prestige event. For visitors, it’s a guaranteed opportunity to enjoy the best in fine art, a fantastic free children activity program, listening to music, and gaze at the nearby mountains.
The 2012 three-day fair will be headquartered on the grounds of Arrowmont Scholl of Arts and Crafts and is scheduled August 31 through September 2, 2012, with attendees of the free event able to mingle with their favorite artists and view an outstanding array of their creations.