Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
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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.
Oak Grove, KY
www.visitoakgroveky.com/site/tourism.html
The War Memorial Walking Trail is the perfect place to bring the kids for a picnic.  Not only does the walking trail weave in and around the War Memorial Disc Golf course (bri...
Maysville, KY
orvag.org
Local Art Guild Gallery open to the public  Monday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm Free admission! Exhibits rotate monthly.  Local 7 regional artists shown. Find us on F...
Owensboro, KY
www.jdgsonline.com
A Pre professional, Non Profit Dance Company & Orginization in Owensboro, Ky since 1982 producing the Nutcracker and In Concert every season.
Owensboro, KY
www.omfa.museum
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collectio...
Owensboro, KY
www.owensborosymphony.org
The entire Owensboro Symphony Orchestra family is committed to presenting classical music throughout our region.
Paducah, KY
westkentucky.kctcs.edu/en/Academics/Academic_Divisions/psa.aspx
Stop in for a guided tour of student and faculty art exhibits or to peruse books in the art library. Exhibits and lectures by nationally renowned artists held throughout the...
Paducah, KY
paducahsymphony.org/
Orchestra in Residence at the Carson Center features the region's finest classical musicians. New Artistic Director & Conductor Raffaele Ponti brings fresh inspiration t...
Louisa, KY
www.paintedcowgallery.com
 The Painted Cow Gallery is owned and operated by Maureen Dosier, also a working artist and president of the Lawrence County Arts Council. The Painted Cow Gallery is...
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