Families enjoyed Downtown Gatlinburg by taking in some arts and crafts Saturday.
The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival featured artists from all over the country along with Appalachian music from the area.
The outdoor event was free to the public, but money raised from arts and craft sales went toward art education in elementary, middle and high schools.
One potter from Oak Ridge says art education should be a priority for all schools.
"Their creativity is just boundless, and so it's very important that we try to nurture our kids and provide them with all the art education, art facilities and art creativity that we can," said Bill Caphaw.
The money raised will help fund school art departments around Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.