"Berea, KY.... Folk Craft Capital" Top 5 Page for this destination Berea by davecallahan
Berea Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 124 photos
I did not know that there was a school to learn weaving, tatting, herb lore, knitting and crocheting.... much less a college where adults spend years doing this. I always thought that was learned from grandma to mother to daughter (or the male equivalents).
Berea is based wholly on the preservation and continuation of the best folk arts and crafts that Kentucky has to offer. The college has a good academic curriculum but includes strong emphasis on folk crafts, service to Appalachia and volunteer labor program for the community.
(See http://www.berea.edu/academics/majorsminors.asp for the college programs).
The stores in the town all sell items made by college students and local craftspersons.
See http://www.berea.com/shopping.htm for all the artsy-craftsy shops.
A good city guide for Berea is:
10000 people (not counting student transients) of English-German-Irish descent in 4000 households. Household income is $31000
The two best seasons for me in the Berea area are Fall and Spring. Late Fall brings the crisp, sunny-bright days and... more travel advice
This place is a classroom, an exhibit, a rendevous for artists, a store, a museum, all rolled into one. Artisans working... more travel advice
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