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Time at Capt’n Dave’s Should Be Carved Into Your Vacation

Located on Tennessee 321 – Wears Valley Road just off Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend, Tennessee is Captain Dave’s Little River Artistry shop.  The Smoky Mountains has several locations where you can find skilled artisans in wood carving, but no other like the Little River Artistry due to the incredible quantity and variety of pieces both completed and in the process.

Entrance and sign to Little River Artistry off Wears Valley RoadIMG_0258.JPG

Bald eagle carvingIMG_0259.JPG

Bears are his specialtyIMG_0262.JPG

The carving and cutting areaIMG_0261.JPG

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Captain Dave is a retired Firefighter Captain who decided to take his incredible skills full time in wood carving back in 1996.

Dave is capable of just about anything you can imagineIMG_0266.JPG

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Forest animals are always a favoriteIMG_0269.JPG

There is good parking off the road, and several buildings to walk through and check out his impressive carvings and diversity.

He couldn’t be a Captain without a mermaidimg_0271

Variety is the key at Little River Artistry, so take your time and look everywhere.  Be certain to make special requests for a specific item if there is anything you would like but cannot find.

Intricate detail on the owl’s headIMG_0274.JPG

If you would like to know more about Dave, check out his website.

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