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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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...
Louisa, KY
www.paintedcowgallery.com
 The Painted Cow Gallery is owned and operated by Rob Dosier and the Lawrence County Arts Council. The Painted Cow Gallery is located in Eastern Kentucky i...
Henderson, KY
www.hcpl.org
The Rotunda Gallery, located in the historic Henderson Public Library, offers rotating art exhibits throughout the year.
Bardstown, KY
www.stephenfoster.com
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story This spectacular musical, with a cast of more than 50 performers, is based on the life of America's first great composer, Stephe...
Frankfort, KY
www.history.ky.gov
Find out what it means to say "I am a Kentuckian" in this 167,000 square-foot museum and research facility. Dig in with live performances, interactive exhibits and dynami...
Paintsville, KY
www.visitpaintsvilleky.com/23-home
The Museum exhibits memorabilia about the many U.S. 23 Country Music Highway stars. Enjoy live bluegrass music at "Front Porch Pickin" every Thursday at 7pm. 1) Admission pric...
Shelbyville, KY
www.wakefieldscearce.com
Importers of Fine English Furniture, Silver, Paintings and Decorative Accessories since 1947. Twenty-five (25) plus room setting displays and warehouse. Setting is in Historic...
Louisville, KY
www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/
Voted the #1 United States Hotel & #6 Hotel in the World in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2009 & 2010, 21c Museum Hotel is more than ...
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...
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