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.
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 ...
Danville, KY
www.centre.edu
See glass creations by Stephen Powell.
Danville, KY
www.centre.edu
The Jones Visual Arts Center on the campus of Centre College is a state-of-the-art facility that holds classrooms, studios and faculty offices for the department of art. Origi...
Frankfort, KY
www.josephinesculpturepark.org
josephinesculpturepark.org Visit JSP every day from dawn until dusk...FREE! Explore more than 30 works of art as you meander our walking paths through native meadows. Our ...
Louisville, KY
www.craigkaviar.com
Kaviar Forge & Gallery includes the professional forge of sculptor & blacksmith Craig Kaviar. The fine art & craft gallery displays over one-hundred local, regiona...
Berea, KY
www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features a wide range of Kentucky’s outstanding artisan works in its galleries, exhibition and shopping areas. Whether on display in...
Lexington, KY
www.kyballet.com
www.kyballet.com
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