Saturday, October 20, 2012

Touring Old Town Berea

Today (Saturday), I joined a group of ladies visiting Berea,
 on a tour of Old Town Berea,
an area of working artists, shops and galleries.
We began at the Berea Welcome Center, above, in the historic
L and N Railroad Depot (above).

We began our tour at Honeysuckle Vine with Dinah Tyree, watercolor artist.

In the same shop, her sister Jimmy Lou Jackson makes beautiful beads
at her business, Hot Flash Beads.  
Then on to the workshop and gallery of copper and brass artists Ken and Sally Gastineau. 
Weaver's Bottom is located on the corner
with Neil Colmer, weaver, and Mary Colmer, corn shuck artist. 
Neil and Mary are talented musicians, and demonstrated the "courting dulcimer."
The last artist we visited was Michelle Weston, glass blower. 

After visiting these artists, the ladies walked around Old Town
for shopping before returning to Boone Tavern Hotel for lunch. 


Miss Merry said...

We took a trip from Ohio a few years ago to attend a show at Renfro Valley (which was terrific). The next day we explored all these shops at Berea and were very impressed. My husband is not much of a "shopper" and he enjoyed it,too. I was afraid you were going to show me a tea room I missed!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun day in Berea, culminating with lunch at Boone Tavern. I know that was delicious!

Bernideen said...

What a fun tour!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what fun you had! Last year on our way to Florida in the morning we stopped in Boone. I've heard so much about the Boone Tavern I wanted to eat there, but it was closed! Hopefully this winter when we pass by it'll be later in the day! Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

I remember many years ago reading about the art community in Berea. I always thought at the time that it would be a fascinating place to visit. Thanks for sharing a peek.

Rosemary said...

This looks like it was such a fun day!

Angela McRae said...

Wish I could have been on this tour--so many things I love!


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