Music and Art
Enjoy the best of Appalachian mountain 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 Appalachian Mountains. Tour the National Quilt Museum of the United States, or the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. Experience the heritage and influence of Kentucky music with a visit to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum or a fun music festival.
These are just a few of the activities and events that will help you discover the inspiration of Kentucky’s unique variety of Appalachian folk art and music. Join us for live music and entertainment at performing arts venues and events such as bluegrass festivals; shop for Kentucky folk art in galleries and artisan districts, learn about art at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and so much more. Find more information in the listings below and start planning a music and arts getaway to Kentucky!
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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...
at the headquarters for the state-wide organization that promotes and
markets juried members’ work. Check out their Fall Fair held
annually in Berea, KY.
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
From family friendly shows such as Disney on Ice and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to thrilling rodeos, expos, concerts and more, the East Kentucky Expo C...
Edenside has become Louisville’s go-to location for fine quality gifts...
featuring beautiful creations by local artists, sculptors & designers.
Central Kentucky's premier arts and entertainment venue offering a wide variety of shows.
The gallery's historic collection from Emma Reno Connor contains pictures, articles, biographies and prints from magazines, newspapers and calendars depicting the accomplishm...
Our workshop space is designed to create an inviting and comfortable
experience for 1 – 35. Keep an eye on the calendar and workshop
descriptions as we book national i...
Variety of scenic paintings, notecards and prints.
We wanted to offer local students and budding artists a place to exhibit
and maybe even sell their work. We also wanted to support local artists
that stop in frequently. So ...
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