There is a flea market at the corner of Upper Middle Creek Road and Pitman Center Road (which turns into Bird’s Creek Road at that intersection) on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. It just has some typical flea market stuff like old tapes and video games, etc.. It also has some antiques.
There is a local artist named Don Arwood who displays his painting there regularly. I have bought many of these paintings to display in Nothin’ But Views cabin. I have a picture of the Elijah Oliver home in Cades Cove. This is a hike to get to his homestead. I have not yet been to this homestead. Every time we go to Cades Cove, it is something different. One time we met a man Odis Abbott who used to live in Cades Cove. Fascinating stories we heard that day. I do hope to get to the Elijah Oliver home some day.
Elijah is the son of John Oliver. I also have a picture of the John Oliver home in the cabin by this same artist. The John Oliver home is a short hike in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Don Arwood collects wood from old barns that are being torn down in the Sevierville area and makes paintings out of this wood. He either uses it in the frame, or paints right on it.
I just love the local artwork and plan on being a regular customer of Don Arwood.
- Cades Cove in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park (cabinsinthecloud.wordpress.com)
- Odis Clinton Abbott (cabinsinthecloud.wordpress.com)