The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Friday, July 19, actor L. Henry Dowell will portray historical figure Colonel Harland Sanders, walking and talking with visitors at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Colonel Harland Sanders is well-known for the eleven herbs and spices that made his Kentucky Fried Chicken famous all over the world. Dowell, of Nicholasville, has been portraying the famous Kentucky Colonel for the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua series for numerous years. Actor Dowell, will appear “in character,” wearing the Colonel’s famous white suit and black string tie, and will walk and talk with visitors throughout the Center.

   Actor L. Henry Dowell portrays Col. Harland Sanders


Kentucky Chautauqua Character appearances are made possible by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.


Celebrating 10 years in 2013 with three days of events and activities July 19-21, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits include, “The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea: Celebrating 10 Years,” on display through Aug. 24; and “The Founding of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea,” and “Highlights of the First 10 Years,” on display in the lobby through Nov. 17, 2013. For more information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.


The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



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