Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival begins October 3

(press release)—A family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country and music on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts will begin in downtown Gatlinburg this Friday.

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 9th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival at Arrowmont set October 3-5, 2014 at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It will showcase artists who are 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’s activity program, listening to music and gazing at the nearby mountains.130157839077175197

The 2014 three-day fair will be headquartered on the grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and is scheduled October 3 through October 5, 2014 with attendees of the free event able to mingle with their favorite artists and view an outstanding array of their creations.

A special “Night with the Artist Party” will be part of the festivities. 

While admission to the festival is free to visitors, the event serves as a major fundraiser for Arrowmont, the Sevier County Arts Council and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program.

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