Ed & Shirley Ciociola
Shirley and I love to travel! We first started visiting Gatlinburg in the 1970s, when it had a 2-lane road through town and brick side streets accented with small shops, filled with unique, hand-made gifts and crafts made by local artisans. Since then, we spent 40 years traveling the country, living mostly in our RV (we’ve had 8), visiting large and small towns in all 50 states while pursuing my career as a commercial artist, painting free-hand custom artwork for motorcycle dealerships and their customers. We now own and operate a small Inn in the Great Smoky Mountains with my Scarecrow Art Studio on the same property, where our customers can now come visit this beautiful country, stay in a beautiful, historic Inn and get some beautiful artwork painted on their vehicle, while they are here. Gatlinburg has grown a lot since we first visited but it still holds that unique character we saw in our first visit, many years ago. We are proud to own the Discovery Map in such a wonderful place in the Great Smoky Mountains. We hope you will come visit soon.