From Baskets to Bluegrass: Appalachian Arts & Crafts With Your Grandchild
Get to know Berea, the Arts-and-Crafts capital of Kentucky, as you explore local artisan studios and make beautiful crafts and memories with your grandchild.
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Program No. 21127RJ
4 days
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Creating crafts is a labor of love passed down through the generations. Share the experience with your grandchild in Berea, the famed arts-and-crafts capital of Kentucky. Local master craftspeople invite you into their studios for one-of-a-kind family experiences. Create four of your own hand-made treasures to take home. Throughout the week experience the warmth of Appalachian culture and the beauty of this corner of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.
Activity Level
Up to one hour of walking and standing.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Led by master craftspeople, make four uniquely yours crafts to take home with you.
  • Learn how to utilize the tools and different mediums, safely and creatively to make your crafts.
  • Activities for the whole family include traditional Appalachian storytelling and a family-friendly scavenger hunt.
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Mitch Barrett
Mitch Barrett is one of Kentucky’s most talented contemporary singer-songwriters. Remaining true to his traditional roots, his original work has created a contemporary understanding that reaches beyond his Appalachian heritage to the music that today is being called Americana. Mitch's songwriting talent has won him Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition twice, the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition, and, in 2006, first place (out of more than 900 entries) at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. He is a versatile and riveting storyteller of Appalachian tales. Ears perk up and eyes widen when he begins his eclectic mix of myth, tall tales and folklore, allowing him to tell stories to audiences both young and old. His storytelling resonates with humor and poignancy. At any given performance, his show can be filled with Jack tales, tunes on the banjo, dulcimer, and guitar and a lot of great reflection about his life and the traditions of the mountains.
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Mitch Barrett
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Donna and Lewis Lamb

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