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.
Learn about Kentucky's natural diversity and beauty. Come explore the wonder of the Commonwealth's four major regions.

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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Lexington, KY
www.anntowergallery.com
The Ann Tower Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and folk art of the highest quality by regional, national and international artists. The ...
Georgetown, KY
www.georgetowncollege.edu/art/gallery/gallery.htm
The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery is 2,145 square feet and is located in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building. The goal of this gallery is to support the curricu...
Hindman, KY
www.artisancenter.net
The Appalachian Artisan Center Shop and website are home to an extensive selection of handcrafted items. From pottery to jewelry- furniture to quilts- the rich heritage of the...
Bardstown, KY
www.bardstownopry.com
Traditional Country music show every Friday night, 7:30 pm, featuring other specialty shows throughout the year. www.bardstownopry.com.
Bowling Green, KY
www.beechbend.com
Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 by Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards!  Beech Bend was als...
Elizabethtown, KY
The gallery's historic collection from Emma Reno Connor contains pictures, articles, biographies and prints from magazines, newspapers and calendars depicting the accomplishm...
Georgetown, KY
www.cardomecenter.com
A former monastery and one of Scott County's most historic properties. The main building is an Italianate masterpiece and home to the Museum of the Written Word. The histor...
Murray, KY
www.murraystate.edu/artgallery
The Clara M. Eagle Gallery is a dramatic and exciting multi-level exhibition space located within the Department of Art and Design at Murray State University. The gallery serv...
Georgetown, KY
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Monday - Friday noon - 4:30 pm; or by appointment. Georgetown College Galleries include: -The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, dedicated in 1996, is designed to support t...
Frankfort, KY
www.cornerstoneartgallery.org
We are an art gallery located in the historic downtown Frankfort, Ky. Our mission is dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of Frankfort. Through the exhibition of emer...
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