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The Kentucky Artisan Center issues press releases and monthly calendars on upcoming events and opportunities. Below are links to our current releases.

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It’s Got Sparkle - May Demonstrations Celebrate Glass at Kentucky Artisan Center

May 8, 2018 12:10 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature glass demonstrations of sparkling ornaments and woodcarvings during the month of May.

Show & Tell – 15 Years (2003-2018) Demonstrating Artists Featured at Kentucky Artisan Center

April 14, 2018 2:06 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea announces a new exhibit to celebrate the Center’s 15th Anniversary in 2018.

Ray Papka: Juxtapositions - New Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center

May 8, 2018 10:31 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center announces a new exhibit of works by Versailles artist Ray Papka.

It’s All Natural - April Demonstrations Celebrate Earth Day

March 23, 2018 10:43 AM

In recognition of Earth Day, the Kentucky Artisan Center will feature works made from natural materials during the month of April.

A Tisket, A Tasket - March Brings Baskets to Kentucky Artisan Center

February 20, 2018 2:04 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will feature four different basket makers in the month of March. Come and choose a new Easter basket!

Kentucky Artisan Center Celebrates Photographer’s Work - Governor’s Award for the Arts Created by Mary S. Rezny

February 9, 2018 1:13 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea salutes photographer Mary S. Rezny as the creator of the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

Basketmaker Jennifer Zurick Receives Governor’s Award - Kentucky Artisan Center Celebrates Artist’s Achievement

February 3, 2018 9:16 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates Basketmaker Jennifer Zurick received a Governor’s Award in the Arts in Frankfort on Friday.

Stitched From the Heart - February Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Textile Arts

January 27, 2018 2:10 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will feature fiber and textile demonstrations stitched from the heart during the Valentine’s Day month.

Realism Meets the Abstract: Kentucky Artisan Center Opens Third "Reveal" Exhibit

January 5, 2018 8:37 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center announces its third exhibit introducing two new artists in, “Reveal: David Stratton and Trent Altman.”

Berea's Got Talent - Kentucky Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Berea Artists

January 2, 2018 4:03 PM

Berea is known for its wealth of talented artisans and January brings that talent to the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Santas, Holiday Music, Scratchboard, Books, Gourds and Painting - KY Artisan Center Celebrates the Holidays

November 24, 2017 2:19 PM

Come watch artists demonstrate, meet Kentucky authors, listen to Christmas music, and enjoy holiday shopping at the KY Artisan Center.

Artist Kathy Conroy Featured on KET’s “Kentucky Life” - Upcoming Demonstration at the Kentucky Artisan Center

November 18, 2017 12:15 PM

Kentucky artist Kathy Conroy of Pleasureville will be featured on KET’s program “Kentucky Life” which will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Exhibit Deadline at the Kentucky Artisan Center

November 14, 2017 4:11 PM

The deadline for Kentucky artists to submit entries for the exhibit "Reveal" at the Kentucky Artisan Center is Dec. 2, 2017.

Call for Entries for ‘Reveal’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

October 11, 2017 3:48 PM

Kentucky artists who work in large two-dimensional formats are invited to submit entries for exhibit at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

‘Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay’ New Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center

October 11, 2017 3:30 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea has a new exhibit featuring sets and multiples by 29 Kentucky ceramic artists.

"Gone to Pot" - KY Artisan Center Features Ceramic Artists in September

August 29, 2017 10:11 AM

During the month of September the Kentucky Artisan Center will present demonstrations by five Kentucky ceramic artisans.

Kentucky Artisan Center: Call for Entries for Fall Exhibit - GET READY, GET SET: MULTIPLES IN CLAY

August 25, 2017 1:47 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center invites Kentucky artisans to submit works for the exhibit “Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay” Oct 8-Feb. 24.

"Knock on Wood' - Center Features Wood Artists in August

July 28, 2017 11:56 AM

During August the Kentucky Artisan Center will present demonstrations by six Kentucky artisans who wood with wood in a variety of ways.

‘Agate: Jewel of Kentucky’ - New Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center

July 14, 2017 9:44 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center has a new exhibit featuring a stone rarer than diamonds in, “Agate: Jewel of Kentucky."

Sand Sculpture Showcases Kentucky History to Travelers at KY Artisan Center

June 29, 2017 12:54 PM

Kentucky Artisans interpret the world – and the Kentucky Artisan Center's sand sculpture illustrates icons from Kentucky's 225 year history.

On Your Mark – Get Set – Print! - KY Artisan Center Features Printmaking Techniques in July

June 29, 2017 12:31 PM

During the month of July the Kentucky Artisan Center will present demonstrations by four Kentucky printmakers.

Artisan Center Features History Sculpted in Sand, Kentucky’s New Poet Laureate, Handmade Books and Authors in June

June 2, 2017 11:58 AM

Artisan Center Features History Sculpted in Sand, Kentucky’s New Poet Laureate, Handmade Books and Authors in June

Kentucky Artisan Center Honors State's History

March 24, 2017 9:44 AM

This exhibit includes 60 works by 51 Kentucky artists who have recorded and celebrated numerous facets of Kentucky’s rich 225-year history.

A Tisket, a Tasket, Get Your Easter Basket - March Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Basketry

February 28, 2017 2:02 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature basketry during the month of March with demonstrations showcasing a variety of Easter baskets.

Stitched From the Heart - February Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Textile Arts

January 31, 2017 2:43 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature demonstrations stitched from the heart - during the Valentine’s Day month of February.

Call for Entries for ‘225’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center

January 4, 2017 9:41 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea honors KY's 225th year with the exhibit "225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky History."

Berea’s Got Talent - Kentucky Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Berea Artists

December 31, 2016 2:18 PM

January brings talented Berea studio artists to the Kentucky Artisan Center for Saturday demonstrations from 10:30 to 3:30.

Dramatic Color and Grand Scale - ‘Reveal’ Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Artisan Center

December 29, 2016 2:35 PM

The KY Artisan Center opens an exhibit introducing two new artists in, “Reveal: Don Ament and Joyce Garner” Jan. 7 - April 30, 2017.

A ‘Notable’ Holiday - December Brings Musical Performances to the Kentucky Artisan Center

December 1, 2016 4:15 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers a variety of musical performances and artisan demonstrations during December.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Has Kentucky-Made Gifts for Everyone

November 8, 2016 11:09 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, but is open regular hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) all other days that week.

Call for Entries for ‘Reveal’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

November 8, 2016 10:57 AM

Kentucky’s two-dimensional artists who work in large formats are invited to apply to the exhibit "Reveal" at the KY Artisan Center.

November Brings Glass Artistry to the Kentucky Artisan Center

October 27, 2016 4:04 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea opens the holiday season with glittering glass demonstrations by artists throughout the month.

Kentucky House of Representatives Honors Artist John Leeds with Citation of Achievement

October 26, 2016 3:46 PM

Artist John Leeds has been awarded a “Citation of Achievement” from the Kentucky House of Representatives, initiated by Rep. Rita H. Smart.

Feats of Clay - October Brings Pottery Events to the Kentucky Artisan Center

October 5, 2016 3:00 PM

In October the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers “Feats of Clay,” a series of clay demonstrations by four Kentucky potters.

Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans - New Exhibit Opens Sept. 17 at Kentucky Artisan Center

September 14, 2016 1:57 PM

A new gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” opens Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Fall in Love with Jewelry - September Brings Jewelers to the Kentucky Artisan Center

September 2, 2016 9:03 AM

September brings the start of fall and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea opens the season with demonstrations by four Kentucky jewelers

New Artisan Review Application Deadline Sept. 30

August 10, 2016 4:10 PM

Three times a year the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea holds review sessions. Applications for the next review are due September 30.

‘Reveal’ Exhibit Program Kicks-off at Kentucky Artisan Center

August 10, 2016 3:52 PM

Large paintings and new limited edition prints by artist Monica Pipia are now on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Carved in Stone: Louisville Sculptors Featured at Kentucky Artisan Center

July 29, 2016 2:47 PM

During August, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations focusing on stone sculpture by three Louisville artists.

Berea Voted # 1 in America’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers

July 29, 2016 2:32 PM

Craft lovers from all over the country have voted Berea as their #1 favorite town for crafts.

Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson Presents “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts”

July 26, 2016 3:33 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson presenting “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts.”

Kentucky arts shine at Southern Legislative Conference

July 7, 2016 4:44 PM

A special and distinctive array of Kentucky art will be showcased for sale July 10-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Fiber and Textile Arts Showcased at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea in July

July 1, 2016 3:03 PM

During the month of July, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations and events focusing on the textile arts.