As the plans for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were being finalized, Artist Louis Jones arrived in Gatlinburg. Louis Jones was the first artist to move to the Smokies solely for the purpose of painting the mountains. At the same time,Ed hunt was surveying and photographing the National Park while a member of the CCC's. From April through November 2009, the Cliff Dwellers Gallery will exhibit original artwork of Louis Jones, Ed Hunt's historic photographs and other 1930's memorabilia.
The Cliff Dwellers will also host 'Dinners on the Grounds' as a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Park. The dinners will be based on a typical Sunday noon meal similar to that served at the Wonderland Hotel during that time. Dinners will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the first Sunday of each month in May, June, and July 2009. The charge will be 35 cents as in the 30's and a $5 donation.