5th Annual Shine, Wine, & Dine Dinner


Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has always been a favorite destination for history buffs. The centuries-old cabins, gristmills, churches, and schools found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park attract thousands of visitors each year. But outside of the park, you’ll find historic treasures like the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts right in the heart of the city. Located on 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, the Arrowmont School celebrated its 100th year as a place of education in 2012, and this year, the school cordially invites you to celebrate its 5th annual Shine, Wine and Dine Dinner on Friday, May 1, 2015.

What Is Arrowmont?

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center situated on a 14-acre residential campus in the heart of Gatlinburg. At the school, visiting artists can attend one- or two-week workshops ranging from beginner-level to advanced. These classes are taught by national and international practicing studio artists as well as university faculty. The school also offers weekly classes for residents of the local community. These classes cover a wide range of topics, including

  • Ceramics
  • Fiber
  • Metals/jewelry
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Warm glass
  • Woodturning
  • Woodworking
  • Mixed media
  • Books
  • Paper

The public is welcome to visit Arrowmont’s campus throughout the year to view artwork by local, national, and international artists in the School’s five galleries. You are also able to visit the Artists-in-Residence studios and purchase artwork from past Artists-in-Residence. The school is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call ahead for holiday and weekend hours at (865) 436-5860.

What Is Shine, Wine & Dine?

For the past five years, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts has hosted the Shine, Wine & Dine Live and Silent Auction. According to the school’s website, friends of the school and residents and guests of the community are invited to join “an evening of fun, fine arts and crafts, good food and drink in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere.” At the auction, visitors will have the opportunity to bid on artwork by regional and national artists, fine wines, and unique event packages.

This year, Arrowmont’s Shine, Wine & Dine will take place on Friday, May 1. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and the silent auction. Dinner and the live auction will follow later in the evening. The cost is $150 per person, and the guest list is limited to 225 guests. So get your ticket early by calling (865) 436-5860. Festive and comfortable spring attire is encouraged for those wishing to participate. If you would like more information about this event, visit Arrowmont’s website or email amay@arrowmont.org.

Where Can I Stay?

Great question! Pigeon Forge Cabins has plenty of options that will fit your needs for this year’s trip to the Shine, Wine & Dine event at Arrowmont. Whether you’re on a romantic outing with the one you love or looking to have a memorable time with a group of friends, you’re sure to find the right cabin for you. Check out our 1-2 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge or our larger 3-6 bedroom cabins for those traveling with groups. As always, feel free to call one of our reservation specialists toll-free at 1-866-513-7885 with any questions you might have, and enjoy your stay!