The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, but is open regular hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) all other days that week, providing visitors with exciting possibilities for finding Kentucky-made gifts for everyone on their list.
Whether shopping for special gifts or preparing your home for the holidays, the center offers a wide array of beautiful gifts created by more than 700 Kentucky artisans.
During this traditional kick-off to holiday shopping weekend, glass artist and jeweler Ann Klem, of Fisherville, will demonstrate how she creates her lamp worked glass beads. Using an oxygen-propane torch, Klem will melt glass onto a mandrel to create the colorful beads she uses in her jewelry. Klem will demonstrate on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Convenient to visitors on this traditional holiday shopping weekend, 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 all open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe offers fine Kentucky cuisine from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A gallery exhibit, “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” is on display through Feb. 25, 2017, and in the lobby the exhibits "Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition" and "Reveal: Monica Pipia." For information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, go to our website or visit us on Facebook.
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.