Located just south of Lexington, KY, ​Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a longstanding tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.

​Take a beautiful hike through the nature preserve area dedicated to former Berea College President, John B. Stephenson. read more >
​Originally published by Spectrum News 1 Written by Eileen Street BEREA, KY. – Ten hours a week, you will find Berea College student Takudzwa Mabbvuta weaving in a studio on campus. A skill the freshman only learned last fall. “I’m really proud of myself and excited to learn more,” Mabbvuta said. Mabbvuta isn’t a weaving major, in fact, that’s... read more >