10 Realty / Gallery 10 Art Gallery in Downtown Sevierville

A new space has opened in downtown Sevierville that combines a real estate office with an art gallery. Located in the previous Crust and Crumb bakery location at 118 Bruce Street, 10 Realty offers local artists a place to display their work in a gallery enviroment. If you are in the downtown area from 9-5 during the week, you really need to walk in and see this unique space! Here is a quick view.

The focal point of the room is a beautiful mural of Sevier County with local icons, painted by local artist Crystal Lynn.

This is significant because it is the third mural painted in downtown Sevierville. I am working on a story about this mural soon as it deserves a story all its own.

The wall spaces in 10 Realty make a perfect display area.

Randy Bable, the owner of 10 Realty, had a vision for his office to sell real estate, to serve local artists, and to provide a community space.

The interior communicates an upscale, outdoorsy vibe. Make note: Randy Bable made the table that you see on the right. It is an amazing piece of furniture!

Every space is well used. Each frame seems to be perfectly placed!

Each piece of art is accompanied by a QR code with information about the artist and the work. Just open your phone camera and place it close to the QR symbol to open the information. ( Wouldn’t you like for someone to come to your home to hang your pictures with such perfect spacing?)

10 Realty offers art and work spaces. Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date on future activities. For example, there are going to be some painting classes very soon. Here is a link to the Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/10Realty/

Certainly, 10 Realty will be an asset in downtown Sevierville area with all it offers to the community. Indeed, it is good to have art and artists back on Bruce Street!

See you out and about!

Mapco: A New Place for Gas, Snacks, and Coffee in Sevierville

Weigels, Pilot, and Sheetz are my preferred gas stations, especially for coffee and drinks. That being said, I would not ordinarily write about a new gas station in town—unless it was special. I had heard some interesting things about the new Mapco station that just opened in front of Publix in Sevierville. This new gas station has some special amenities that make it worth a stop and now make it officially ‘my favorite gas/coffee stop’ in Sevierville.

First, the address is 730 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville.

The coffee area is excellent. The prices are comparable to other places. I like the ‘select- and- grind beans- then brew’ type machines. Chilled creamer is nice. Chilled coffee is an option as well.

There is an extensive assortment of adult beverages that are chilled and ready to go. I found the prices comparable to local grocery store prices. You can cool off in the walk in cooler.

You can probably find almost any drink that you like in the coolers.

I was extremely impressed with the machine that creates drinks using robotics. It also cleans itself. Feeling thirsty now.

Grab-and-go snacks offer variety. There were many healthy options too—more than I usually see in other places.

Free Wi-Fi and a variety of chargers are available to customers.

Finally… time for the best thing at Mapco…

…a dog park in the back of the station. This is excellent for pet owners!

All in all, Mapco is an excellent new business to open in Sevierville and I know that I will stop there frequently to get coffee and other sundries. It is on the right side of the road to serve visitors and locals alike as they enter town. When you get a chance, come visit Mapco and see for yourself. I’ll see you at the coffee machine! Sevi