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 the The Lane Report Written by Katherine Tandy Brown Berea overflows with unique crafts — and opportunities to make your own It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us again. Already. It’s gifting time, and what better offering than one handmade by a talented artisan in the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of... read more >