The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, was built in 1830, on the east
bank of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The outside is yellow
poplar logs, 40 feet long, resting on pillars built of huge river
rocks. Grinding of corn meal and flour, for sale today, is still being
done on the original 2-ton French burrs, installed when the mill was
built. Water from the Little Pigeon turns the big 24 foot breast wheel
and the two old tub wheels to furnish power. Electricity for the town
was generated in the Mill until 1930. For a decade Jim had a gallery
right across the street. Measures 21" x 14".
For years we have been surrounded by many of his original paintings in our law office in Washington, D.C., and they are a source of constant pleasure for our staff and visitors alike.
Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Former U.S. Senator
About Us + What is g3
Jim Gray Gallery is dedicated to art, craft, and design. Our 50+ year family run business is founded on hard work and creativity with a high standard of quality. The artist, Jim Gray, started the business with his wife Fran back in 1966. Now we are in the 3rd generation of family ownership. We are a small company who has sourced locally since the start and we strive to continue to do so. Made in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN.
Perpetuating joy, wellness, and the love of nature through art for 50+ years.
Dan Gray is Jim's grandson. He recently took over the Gallery in 2019. Dan spent 15 years studying and making art in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. Some of his other jobs have involved custom furniture, fabrication, and theater set design.
Dan's mission is to produce work that compliments the work and effort Jim put forth, to interact with a generation of thinking and composing in a dynamic way.
This mash-up of input is what we are referring to as g3.
Visit our extensive gallery out in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, in Gatlinburg, TN.