BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ): The Kentucky Artisan Center is a unique destination for fine arts and visitor center. Every Saturday, there are artists working in their craft for people to see the artistic process. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea presents exciting exhibits of artisan works and displays that showcase Kentucky’s culture, heritage and attractions.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features the work of over 800 Kentucky artisans creating every category of modern and traditional crafts, two dimensional art, and other visual arts; music; books; film; and specialty foods. Many of the featured artisans have been juried into such prestigious programs as the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and/or the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Right now they have a featured exhibit with work by internationally recognized Stephens Rolfe Powell, a glass artist, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, a fiber and textile artist. The marriage of these mediums creates a Kentucky proud to showcase here. This exhibit will run through February. Gallery exhibits are formatted and curated by invitation and also by a statewide call-for-entries. Gallery exhibits run 5-6 months and often focus on a theme, technique, or specific medium.
As one of about five art centers in the United States approximately 300,000 people visit the Kentucky Artisan Center every year. The center also has specialty foods at the Artisan Cafe & Grill, travel information, a gift shop and more. All the foods and packaged goods are Kentucky Proud.
The center offers gallery tours and demonstrations for large groups and school outings. There is a large conference room and a meeting room for conferences, meetings, retreats, parties and more.
To learn more about the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, visit their website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov. To find the latest news in Central Kentucky follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For the latest from Good Day Kentucky click here and the latest Hometown Tour here.