On Saturday and Sunday, artisans from across Kentucky will bring their works to Indian Fort Theater east of Berea for the 47th Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen fall festival.
“Juried member artists of the guild will present beautiful works of art and craft for sale,” said Jeannette Rowlett, guild executive director. “You can get items for your home, office or just those on your Christmas list. There will be great food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The art you will see at the festival is all hand-crafted and of the highest quality, reflecting masterful skill and uncompromising attention to detail.”
NACCO Material Handlers Group of Berea is supports the festival, by providing the children’s activity tent, Rowlett added.
Indian Fort Theater is on KY 21 (Big Hill Road).
The guild was founded in 1961 and is the oldest organization in Kentucky working to preserve and promote the heritage and future of the state’s arts and crafts. It is based in Berea officially designated as Art and Craft Capital of Kentucky.
In addition to the festival, the guild is offering art classes this month and next taught by its members.
• Oct. 19-24, JoAnn Grime will be hosting a traditional hand piecing and quilting class.
• Oct. 26-31, Pat Banks will be teaching a watercolor class.
• Nov. 21-23, Chuck Bruce will be teaching a Cabochons class.
For more details, about the guild, the festival or the classes, visit kyguildacademy.com.