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.
Winchester, KY
www.hallsontheriver.com
Halls on the River is a delicious American Restaurant right on the Kentucky River.  Restaurant with full menu and bar. A Winchester, KY favorite!
Harrodsburg, KY
Admire the scenic murals entitled “Frontier Life in Kentucky” hand-painted by Orville Carroll and Charles Goodwin in 1941. Each of the six scenes illustrates early...
Harrodsburg, KY
The 15’ X 53’ mural, painted on the back wall of the Court House (faces N. College Street/US Hwy 127 N), was designed by local artist Paul Mulder. The scene portra...
McCarr, Ky, KY
In the late 1800′s, the quiet Tug River Valley on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky was rocked by violence, conspiracy, and star-crossed romance.Go back in time a...
Louisville, KY
www.hawksviewgallery.com
Don't miss this jewel...Watch artists create beautiful Kentucky handblown glass right before your eyes, take a tour, then shop for unique and orginal gifts or browse the art g...
Lexington, KY
www.headley-whitney.org
There's Only One...Headley-Whitney Museum Travel a Kentucky scenic byway past beautiful horse farms on your way to the Headley-Whitney Museum. Founded in 1968 by noted loca...
Columbia, KY
www.dcwaltz.com
Local artist David Waltz works in ceramics and clay sculptures.  Studio open by appointment.
Versailles, KY
www.heikepickettgallery.com
Heike Pickett Gallery's main operation is located in a historic 1792 building in downtown Versailles where it maintains a large inventory of artwork by artists it represents, ...
Henderson, KY
www.henderson.kctcs.edu
The Henderson Area Arts Alliance presents a full season of main stage and family shows at Henderson Fine Arts Center. The center's fully-equipped facility includes McCormick H...
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