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.
Danville, KY
www.danvillecinemas8.com
Movie theatre.
David, KY
www.davidappalachiancrafts.com
A non-profit organization aiming at preserving traditional mountain crafts, including patchwork quilts and pillow covers, baskets, pottery and many other crafts.
Dawson Springs, KY
www.dawsonspringsky.com/Museum
Exhibits from the spa era, contemporary arts & crafts exhibits. Tuesday through Saturday 1-4pm. Closed January. Free. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dawson-Springs-Museum-...
Frankfort, KY
The DeSpain Studio and Gallery, LLC, owned and operated by Jim and Donna DeSpain, opened in November 2004. The Gallery located in historic downtown Frankfort, diagonally acros...
Owensboro, KY
www.diamondlakeresort.net
10 motel rooms, plus 3 cottages with fully-stoced kitchens & TV's on their lake.
West Point, KY
dixiejamboreeinwestpoint.com/
Live Entertainment. Classic country music.  Snack bar, comfortable seats & plenty of parking.
Lexington, KY
www.lexarts.org
Changing exhibits. Call for information 859-225-0370
Georgetown, KY
www.georgetowncollege.edu/art/gallery/gallery.htm
Library houses Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Contemporary Art Gallery, open to the public, free. www.georgetowncollege.edu 502-863-8000
Pikeville, KY
www.EastKYExpo.com
Live shows and concerts.
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