Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea – Closed Thanksgiving Day – Open Thanksgiving Weekend

Press Release Date:  Friday, November 14, 2014  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Phone: 859 - 985-5448 X 230


The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, but 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 that special person on their list. During this traditional kickoff to holiday shopping weekend, Jo Ann Butts, of Sandy Hook, will demonstrate her folk art sculpture on Saturday, Nov. 29, 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 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A special exhibit, “Put a Lid On It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Feb. 28, 2015. The center lobby features an 18-foot Christmas tree decorated in the theme “Let it Snow.” For information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at, or go to the center’s website at

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.