The mission of the Berea Arts Council is to inspire a passion and love for the arts as a force for enhancing the quality of life of individuals and the community. We do this by encouraging creative expression, participation in and appreciation of the arts and by coordinating and presenting community arts activities. Art for All!
The Berea Arts Council was organized in 1986 and is located in Old Town Artisan Village – 139 N. Broadway, Berea, KY.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbie Baker, Vice President
Mary Brown, Secretary
Joyce Hunsucker, President
Gwen Childs, Executive Director
- Berea Tourism Center
- Berea Chamber of Commerce
- City of Berea
- Berea College
- Kentucky Tourism
- Kentucky Tourism – Bluegrass Region
PARTNER ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
We work with some amazing people in Madison County. We have ongoing partnerships with the Madison County Library and St. Joseph Berea Hospital in which we actively promote the arts to the community!
- Madison County Library – Berea
- Kentucky Arts Council
- Kentucky Artisan Center – Berea
- Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
- Richmond Area Arts Council
- St. Joseph Berea Hospital
The Berea Arts Council joined with the Madison County Library-Berea to showcase local artists to the community. The library hosts thousands of visitors each month. The goal is to give them an appreciation of the artist talent in their hometown. One artist is selected each month to have their work on display in a special glass case at the library. The artist will prepare a presentation to be given the last Sunday of each month. The presentation can be a demonstration or a talk.
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Photo: Joan Beck fiber artwork on display at the library.