Saturday, December 17, 2011

Opportunity: Sell it @ Berea

BEREA, Ky. – The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea invites Kentucky artisans to apply to have their work selected to be offered for sale at the center. Deadline 12/31/2011

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is dedicated to showcasing and selling visual art, music, books, fine craft and special food products made by Kentucky’s many outstanding artisans. The center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from all across the Commonwealth.

The Kentucky Artisan Center sells primarily the work of Kentucky artisans who are juried into the Kentucky Arts Council’s programs, the Kentucky Proud Program, the Kentucky Guild of Artisans & Craftsmen and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Several times a year, however, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea accepts applications from artisans not involved in these programs. Their products are reviewed by a panel looking for works that are of excellent quality, are distinctive, and are marketable with the center’s customers.

Product application categories are crafts and other visual arts, music, film, foods, and literary works. Applicants must be residents ofKentucky and at least 18 years of age.

Artisans interested in having their works considered by the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea should complete and submit a one-page application form, along with images and supporting materials. Application forms may be requested by calling the center at 859 - 985-5448. Forms may also be downloaded from the center’s website:

Deadlines for Receipt of Applications:

Dec. 31, 2011 (for January 2012 review)

June 30, 2012 (for July 2012 review)

Sept. 30, 2012 (for October 2012 review)

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 open daily from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Jan. 2 through March 30). Admission is free. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the center’s website at

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

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