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.
Mayfield, KY
www.icehousearts.org
Located in historic ice house, the guild supports the arts through educational programs and events. The gallery features exhibits in a variety of media. Take time to visit the...
Georgetown, KY
In the lovely city of downtown Georgetown a new art gallery is opening! Come visit this old 1890''s warehouse located at 214 South Water Street, Georgetown, KY. The Ice House ...
Bowling Green, KY
www.ingenartgallery.com/
Located in the Princess Building on Fountain Square, Ingen specializes in contemporary artwork offering a range of services including art instruction, art entertainment prog...
Owensboro, KY
www.bluegrassmuseum.org
There's Only One...International Bluegrass Music Museum. State of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of bluegrass music. See the c...
Versailles, KY
irishacresgallery.com/
32,000 square feet of American and European furniture, glassware, dolls, jewelry, decorative accessories and international giftware. The Glitz restaurant offers full service l...
Louisville, KY
www.iroquoisamphitheater.com
The Iroquois Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible theater with seating for 2,366 that hosts a variety of performing arts and cultural programs located in...
Cadiz, KY
www.jmam.org
The Janice Mason Art Museum is a community art center located in the historic WPA era, Colonial Revival, Post Office building on Cadiz Main Street. The Museum strives to prese...
Prestonsburg, KY
www.jwtheatre.com
Jenny Wiley Theatre is Kentucky's only professional theatre east of I-75, offering theatrical productions all year long at both the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre, located within...
Henderson, KY
parks.ky.gov
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, you can see original oil and watercolor art by Audubon as well as personal memorabilia in this world-class facility. Named ...
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