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.
Paducah, KY
maidenalleycinema.com/
Paducah Film Society programming includes independent, classic and children's films. Host to the annual 48 Hour Film Project and Rivers' Edge International Film Festival. E...
Flemingsburg, KY
www.facebook.com/MandolinFarm
Mandolin Farm has something for everyone. Farmers' Markets with the comfort of a huge pavilion for shelter. In the fall enjoy the Bluegrass Festival, with the top names in bl...
Danville, KY
Unique gifts, treasures, inspirations, custom framed, lamp repair, design and custom invitations.
Paducah, KY
mhtplay.com/
Nationally recognized, award-winning community theatre has been producing musicals, dramas and comedies for the past 47 years. Box Office and Administration, 132 Market Ho...
Bardstown, KY
www.maryhagy.com
Kentucky Landscapes, classic oil paintings since 1976 by one of the regions most collected artists. Hours, by chance, appointment, or gladly by request. Painting in gallery, o...
Clay City, KY
www.kyfriends.com
Live performances every Saturday night October through April. Call for schedule and ticket information. Top Bluegrass performers complemented with the appearances of local g...
Louisville, KY
www.mellwoodartcenter.com
 The Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center is a 360,000 square foot home to over 200 artist studios, specialty stores, galleries, teaching studios, office spaces, rehear...
Harrodsburg, KY
www.mcplib.info
Rotating exhibits are displayed in the foyer gallery, which highlights a 15-foot iron sculptural screen created to commemorate Mercer County’s agricultural traditions. T...
Lexington, KY
www.lexingtonartleague.org
The LAL MetroLex Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the talent of nascent artists, or new works of established artists.
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