Handmade

Where art is alive

On our way home from Destination Imagination Global Finals this year, we stopped in Berea, Kentucky to visit the Kentucky Artisan Center, which is not only a traveler’s oasis with its cafe and visitor information, but also a gift shop featuring Appalachian crafts, especially of local artisans. Officially, it is a state agency in the …

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Summer’s Best of Class

“The Midwest,” proclaims Garrison Keillor, storyteller and host of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, “is State Fair Central, and it thrives here because we are the breadbasket of America, Hog Butcher, Machinemaker, Stacker of Particleboard, Player With Chain Saws, Land of the Big Haunches.” Keillor, who visited six state fairs in 2008—mostly in …

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