About BereaBerea (buh-REE-uh), the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky,” is home to many professional craftspeople and artists who have working studios in the town. Visitors are welcome at these studios, where they can speak with the craftspeople and gain a better understanding of the processes involved in the creation of the artists' works.
A mile from the Berea exits off I-75 is a liberal arts college where students receive a tuition-free education in return for work in the school's 130 departments. Founded in 1855, Berea College only accepts students who need financial aid. Guided tours of the campus and a tour that provides an overview of the crafts program depart regularly from the Visitor Center at College Square, Center and Short streets; phone (859) 985-3018.
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen's Fair is held the second weekend in October; phone (859) 986-3192 for more information.
Visitor Centers Berea Welcome Center 3 Artist Cir. Berea, KY 40403. Phone:(859)986-2540 or (800)598-5263
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