Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
Explore the many multicultural tourism opportunities in Kentucky, learning about the state’s diverse cultural, heritage and travel attractions in this guide.
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Music and Art in Kentucky

Enjoy the best of Appalachian folk art and music

The birthplace of bluegrass music, home to dozens of music stars from various genres, known around the world for its Appalachian  folk art and crafts. Kentucky has a reputation as fertile ground for artistic creativity. The Bluegrass State’s contribution to American music and art is incalculable.

Take a ride down the Country Music Highway and discover the birthplaces of music stars like The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Ray Cyrus, Loretta Lynn and Ricky Skaggs. Discover the unique Kentucky folk art and crafts of the Appalachia region. Tour the National Quilt Museum of the United States, or the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Experience the heritage and influence of Kentucky music at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

These are just a few of the ways you can discover the inspiration of Kentucky’s unique variety of Appalachian folk art and music. Come inside to find live music and entertainment at events such as bluegrass festivals; shop for Kentucky folk art in galleries and artisan districts, and so much more.

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Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Bowling Green, KY
www.facebook.com/thegalleryat916
Gallery 916 features original local and regional artwork, hand-dyed/painted work, hand-made silk clothing, accessories and original handcrafted jewelry. It's a one-stop source...
Louisville, KY
www.billyhertzgallery.com
For over fifteen years Gallery Hertz has been providing the vivid color and unique artistic vision that has helped define Louisville as one of the premier cultural hot-spots o...
Louisville, KY
www.thegalleryhouse.com
Art is a priority at Gallery House and so is the art of providing guests delightful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. These modern Victorian guest rooms offer private b...
Franklin, KY
www.galleryonthesquare.org
The Gallery on the Square, located in historic downtown Franklin is operated by the Simpson county Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. The Gallery  proudly displays work...
Mount Sterling, KY
www.gatewayartscener.com
Methodist church, ca. 1865, has been restored to an art gallery, library and more.
Georgetown, KY
Located in the former Post Office building on East Main Street, tells the story of the 234 square miles which comprise this unique county of North Central Kentucky. Our goal i...
Georgetown, KY
www.georgetowncommunitytheatre.org/
Georgetown Community Theatre and Stage Left of Georgetown Community Theatre seek to provide quality theatrical experiences through training and education of those involved i...
Cumberland, KY
Dedicated to preserving the region's culture and heritage. Extensive collection of Appalachian artifacts including thousands of oral histories, photographs, art collections, p...
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