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The town is known for Berea College, with its commitment to interracial co-education and service to the Appalachian Region. Berea is the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky – Where Art’s Alive.” The City of Berea is situated in southern Madison County near the edge of central Kentucky’s Blue Grass Region. The city is located 39 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky; 113 miles southeast of Louisville, Kentucky and 132 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Boasting a small town atmosphere with rich cultural and historic roots, Berea is an ideal place to live, work and play.
Berea, KY is the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky – Where Art’s Alive!
The headquarters of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen-60 years old in 2021, the Kentucky Artisan Center, along with a colony of studio artists all call Berea, KY their home.
Berea has a pedestrian-friendly culture supported by miles of bike trails, sidewalks and regularly held 5K-walks and 10K-runs. Click on an image to below to experience all Berea has to offer.