Combine fine art, a gorgeous mountain backdrop, diversity in creativity from across the nation and what do you have? The Seventh Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival! Set at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this event showcases 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 gazing at the nearby mountains.