Explore the extraordinary
Visit a Kentucky Cultural District and discover art and culture that showcases the creative character of the Commonwealth. Uncover fine art and craft, architecture, history, culinary tradition, world-class performance and pride in place in some of the state's most exciting cities.
Bardstown – Named "Most Beautiful Small Town in America" by Rand McNally in 2012, this picturesque city is recognized worldwide for its array of cultural, artistic and historic features.
Berea – The official art and craft capital of Kentucky, visit one of the top art communities in the nation. Dozens of fine art and craft shops line the streets of this charming town.
Covington – Teeming with architectural wonder, Covington has a rich arts history influenced by the Catholic Church, most notably the architecture of St. Mary's Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption built in 1910, as well as fine liturgical sculpture.
Danville – A unique combination of history and Southern charm greets visitors here. Experience world class music, theater and performance at the Norton Center for the Arts, host of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate.
Maysville – Explore the legacy of history, commerce and culture blended with architecture, industry and art that makes this scenic river town a one-of-a-kind destination.
Paducah – Home to the nationally acclaimed Artist Relocation Program, Paducah is a small river city with a big heart, an unusual intellect and an eye for the arts.
Art in all forms thrives in Kentucky Cultural Districts. You'll feel right at home – even if you're just stopping by.