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Cherokee, NC 28719

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Native American Arts & Crafts

Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands

Contact: Ute Grant
Address:
1045 Tsalagi Rd./US 441 Business
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-554-5884
Phone 828-736-5543
Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands High-quality, authentic Wampum-, Turquoise-, Silver-Jewelry, handmade by General B. Grant and other Artists from different Native American tribes. General B. Grant is the ONLY Cherokee Master-Silversmith within the Eastern AND Western Band of Cherokee Indians! Also available are meaningful, high-quality Arts & Crafts from artists through-out North America and Canada; Sculptures, Paintings, Knives, Beadwork, Pottery, and more. And we speak German! This Jewelry & Art Gallery is a "must visit" in Cherokee.

Bearmeat's Indian Den

Contact: David Smith
Address:
4210 Wolfetown Rd. (US 19)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-4052
This beautiful shop was founded to present only the best in local arts and crafts, created in the homes of our local people. During summer and fall, we arrange several weekends of "hands-on" demonstrations with some of our artists. Come and see our lovely shop any time of the year. Receive 10% off all items over $100. Our summer hours are 9 am til 6 pm. Our winter hours are 9 am til 5 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Great Smokies Fine Art Gallery

Contact: Janene C. Lancaster
Address:
1655 Acquoni Rd. Suite 3
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5444
Phone 828-497-6790
Specializing in art and home furnishings for the mountain home. Original and limited edition art, wood and rock sculpture, hand-painted and rustic furniture. Open March 1 - Jan 1.

Indian Summer Gifts

Contact: Bryan Binney
Address:
833 Tsali Blvd Hwy 441N
Cherokee, NC 28719
Toll Free 866-317-2975
Indian Summer is a must stop for anyone visiting Cherokee. We offer an extensive collection of fine quality gifts and souvenirs as well as Minnetonka Moccasins at the Guaranteed Lowest prices anywhere. Stop in and see us - you won't be sorry!

Medicine Man Craft Shop

Contact: Kay Sharpe
Address:
482 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Local 828-497-2202
Medicine Man Crafts opened its doors in 1963 specializing in Native American Arts & Crafts. Medicine Man carries a large selection of Cherokee baskets, pottery, wood carvings and many other Native American crafts. Open year round. Located across from the the Cherokee Fairgrounds. Visit Medicine Man crafts and take home an authentic Cherokee Indian keepsake.

Native American Craft Shop

Contact: Janene C. Lancaster
Address:
1847 Tsali Blvd. (US 441N)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5444
Phone 828-497-6790
A shoppers delight. Fine pottery, baskets, dolls and more from well known local artists. We also carry Pendleton clothing, blankets, books and souvenirs. Open year round. Closed only Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Qualla Arts & Crafts

Contact: Vicki Cruz
Address:
645 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-3103
When you spend time in Cherokee and immerse yourself in a world so distinct from your own, you'll want to bring back more than memories and pictures. Bring home authentic Cherokee handcrafts. As stunning additions to your home and one-of-a-kind gifts, these works capture the spirit of the Cherokee people and land. What's more, the craftworks that await you in Cherokee now are the equal of any in history. They are not only authentic; they are authentically good.

The Leather Shack

Contact: Alvin & Lynn Beaver
Address:
67 Big Cove Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Local 828-497-9212
Mobile 828-508-6655
Stop by and watch leather craftsman at work. We have been making custom leather belts in Cherokee since 1975. Our belts are made from a solid piece of American cowhide. Personalizing available for FREE. Along with belts we make guitar straps, dog collars, leather bracelets and key rings . Large assortment of wallets, purses, buckles and hats. Located at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Saunooke Village.

The What's Hot Shop

Contact: Darrell & Lynne Pyle
Address:
989 Tsalagi Rd. (US 19)
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9500
A delightfully different shop located in downtown Cherokee. Unbelievable prices on designer inspired jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses. You don't have to spend a million - just look like you did! Look behind the 3 native rock columns on Highway 19 for your best fashion savings. You'll come back again and again.

Unique Gift Outlet

Contact: Darrell & Lynne Pyle
Address:
1655 Acquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-2559
The best of Cherokee in one location. As you browse our collections you will find local crafts, Native American sterling silver jewelry, books, quilts, T-shirts, birdfeeders, and an extraordinary selection of home and garden accessories. Your one-stop shop for home, family and friends. Located in Great Smokies Center at Saunooke Village

Village Leather

Contact: Gilberto Ramos
Address:
9 Aquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-5918
Mobile 828-507-9776
Leather goods, blankets, Native American items, purses, wallets, jackets, leather vests, chaps, belt buckles, belt and gun holsters.

Will Harris Studio

Contact: William Harris, Jr.
Address:
1716 Big Witch Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone 828-497-9750
Cherokee Tribal Member. Will Harris is an astute observer of the natural world, and he combines that insight with his artistic talent to create paintings that connect with the spirituality in all of us. Through his art, Will keeps Native American history and legends alive. His passion for traditional Cherokee tribal symbols is evident in his vibrant, imaginative paintings. Like many Cherokee Indian artists, Will shares his work as art prints and greeting cards. He is also available to do family portraits (call for pricing).

A Unique
Shopping Experience

Cherokee is an easy town to explore and a fun place to shop. Stores are sprinkled throughout town and there is plenty of parking. In fact, it's a snap to meander from store to store taking it all in.

Of course, many stores carry Cherokee crafts such as Cherokee Indian pottery, baskets and beadwork; as well as other locally made gifts such as dream catchers, dolls and woodcrafts.

But you might be surprised to see the variety of home furnishings, hand-painted and rustic furniture, books, CDs, jewelry and unique gift items available throughout Cherokee.

Leather goods are also very popular in Cherokee. Many stores stock handbags, belts, backpacks, hats and wallets; as well as biker apparel such as vests, jackets and chaps.

Cherokee's Famous
Street Chiefs

Street chiefs and dancers perform on curb side stages outside retail shops and souvenir stores, entertaining crowds of shoppers. The shows, often featuring the traditional, 'friendship dance' (with audience participation, below), 'eagle dance' and 'hoop dance', are free; yet tipping is encouraged, particularly when the "chiefs" pose for photographs. It's a tradition that began years ago with the late Chief Henry, who was once billed as "The World's Most Photographed Indian."