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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Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
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...
Louisville, KY
looklouisvilleart.com/
Art Gallery Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-4
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 ...
Lexington, KY
www.kyballet.com
www.kyballet.com
Louisville, KY
www.kentuckycenter.org
Home to many of the city’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky! We are ...
Louisville, KY
www.kyexpo.org
Special Events, concerts and shows.
Morehead, KY
www.kyfolkart.org
Kentucky's only art center devoted to untrained artisans. 2nd floor rotating exhibit.Hours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm  closed on Sunday's
Maysville, KY
www.kygmc.org
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, formerly Mason County Museum, is operated by the Maysville and Mason County Library, Historical and Scientific Association chartered by the...
Louisville, KY
www.kyconvention.org
Special Events, Concerts and Shows.
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