Kentucky Tourism

Special Exhibits

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea presents changing exhibits of artisan works and displays representing cultural heritage attractions in Kentucky. Artists across the state are invited to submit their Kentucky art and crafts for consideration for these special exhibits which often focus on a theme, a technique, or a medium.

See the current Kentucky art exhibits listed below or click here for a calendar of all events.


Current Lobby Exhibit

REVEAL: Don Ament and Joyce Garner

An exhibit of large format photographs by Don Ament, of Lexington, and large format oil paintings by Louisville artist Joyce Garner.

Now through May 27, 2017



Current Gallery Exhibit

225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History

March 25 - September 23, 2017

Kentucky celebrates the 225th Anniversary of becoming a state in 2017, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea honors that history with the exhibit 225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History.

With a long and rich history behind it, Kentucky offers artists a multitude of historical subjects, ideas, traditions and connections. This exhibit includes 60 works by 51 Kentucky artists that record, capture, embrace and celebrate a facet or subject from Kentucky’s rich 225 year history.

These works capture the essence of Kentucky – its historical places, people, events, state commerce, agriculture and the state’s unique flora and fauna. Accompanied by written stories and histories in each artist’s words, this exhibit entices the viewer visually and verbally. 




Upcoming Gallery Exhibits

Agates: Kentucky's Gem

Lobby Exhibit - June 1 - November 11, 2017

Kentucky has one of the rarest forms of agates with unique and varied colors. They are prized by collectors and jewelers and are found only in the east-central parts of Kentucky. Kentucky agates are mainly found in Estill, Powell, Lee, Jackson, Menifee and Madison counties.

This exhibit will explain the unique geological formation of agates, with samples of agates and agate jewelry made by Kentucky's artists.







The Kentucky Artisan Center will honor Earth Day during the month of April with artist demonstrations showcasing a wide variety of art made from natural materials. Artists wil...
The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature jewelry demonstrations during the month of May to celebrate the age-old tradition of personal adornment. Artist demonstrations will sh...
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea presents an exhibit introducing two new artists in, “Reveal: Don Ament and Joyce Garner.” This exhibit will runs through May 2...
Photo: "Cane" by Mark A. Selter The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will honor the 225th Anniversary of Kentucky becoming a state in 2017, with the exhibit 225: Artists Ce...
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Exhibit Opportunities

Kentucky artisans are invited to submit entries for upcoming exhibits.