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From our art communities that dot the entire state to our museums and workshops, Kentucky buzzes with an abundance of amazing talent. With so many world-class art attractions to see, we can never hear enough from our fans! That’s why we’re giving away an art lover’s dream vacation in the Creatively Kentucky Story Contest.

Entering is simple:

  1. Choose your favorite Kentucky arts attractions from the list below.
  2. Click the green “CHOOSE ATTRACTION” button to open the writing prompt to begin your entry.
  3. In a few words, write why you want to visit them OR what you loved during a previous visit.
  4. Choose as many as you'd like.
  5. Fill out the form to complete your submission.

The more great stories you share, the better your chance of winning. So feel free to choose and write about as many of the attractions as you want.


  • 3 nights and 4 days in Berea or Paducah
  • A private lesson with a master artist of your choice
    (click here here for information on the master artists)
  • $250 shopping gift card
  • $150 for dining at our award-winning restaurants
  • $250 gift card for travel
Choose Your Story Below

Then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

  • City of Berea

    The Arts and Crafts capital of Kentucky features a vast community of world class art, visual workshops, artists with open studios, and craftsmen producing exquisite workmanship in a host of media including weaving, wood craft and wrought iron products.

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  • International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro

    Dedicated to the preservation of bluegrass, the one and only full-scale bluegrass museum in the world, features interactive exhibits, including create-your-own bluegrass mix, guided tours, instrument demos. $5 admission.

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  • Jenny Wiley Theatre, Prestonsburg

    Eastern Kentucky’s only professional theatre, celebrating 50 years of Kentucky culture this year, presents year-round musicals, comedies and dramas as well as holiday specials and educational programs, including youth workshops.

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  • Jerusalem Ridge Festival, Rosine

    The birthplace of traditional bluegrass music, Bill Monroe’s boyhood home, hosts an annual celebration of American bluegrass music in October and features fans and bands from far and near.

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  • Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea

    The Kentucky Artisan Center is all about Kentucky culture. Art, artisans, products, exhibits and cuisine are all featured daily with demonstrations and book signings happening often as well. Live performances take place on Saturdays. All of this is enjoyed with free admission.

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  • Kentucky Crafted: The Market, Lexington

    Sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, this annual Spring event is one of the oldest state-sponsored festivals of its kind, featuring arts and crafts, literature, music, film and foods made in Kentucky.

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  • Kentucky Folk Art Museum, Morehead

    Kentucky’s only art center devoted to untrained artisans houses a permanent collection of 1,400 works of art created by self-taught Kentucky artists as well historical content and cultural events. Free admission.

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  • Kentucky Museum of Art And Craft, Louisville

    Founded in 1981 by former Miss America Phyllis George Brown, features permanent and temporary exhibits of art, craft, and applied arts and design. The museum also offers teambuilding workshops and programs for teachers and kids.

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  • National Quilt Museum, Paducah

    The world’s largest quilt and fiber museum showcases one outstanding permanent and two unique and traveling exhibits of amazing works of intricate art, plus educational programs by master quilters.

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  • Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City

    Last year Paducah was designated a UNESCO City of Media Arts, a network of 41 international cities, recognized for its cultural resources in the creative fields of crafts, design, film, folk arts, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music.

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  • Pioneer Playhouse, Danville

    Kentucky’s original outdoor dinner theater features an unconventional hand-built theatre and campground, a professional summer stock theatre (five plays in 10 weeks) and a summer School of Drama (former students include Lee Majors and John Travolta).

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  • Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Mt. Vernon

    Kentucky’s Country Music Capital is celebrating its 75th year of classic country, southern gospel and mountain bluegrass music by Kentucky artists and entertainers, which can be heard in two unique show theaters March through December.

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  • Saint James Arts Festival, Louisville

    The 1957 show featured pictures hung on a clothesline, and the money raised paid off the city’s debt. Since then the Festival became a juried fine art/fine craft show with a poster competition, more than 700 exhibitors and funds that benefit several causes related to Kentucky culture.

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  • Stephen Foster the Musical, Bardstown

    Based on the life of America’s first great composer, the Official Outdoor Musical of Kentucky is performed on the grounds of My Old Kentucky Home State Park and features famous Foster songs like Oh Susanna, Camptown Races and My Old Kentucky Home.

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  • Woodland Art Fair, Lexington

    A free annual weekend event held in August, this award-winning art fair features live musical performances, some 200 booths by juried artists (of which at least 25% are from Kentucky), food and family-friendly interactive art experiences.

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    Can’t find the attraction you want? Choose your own and tell your story here!

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