Arts & Culture

Paducah's creative community inspires, educates and fosters connection through its vibrant art scene. As a UNESCO Creative City, Paducah welcomes artists from around the world to share culture and craft through exhibitions, workshops and performances. National Geographic listed Paducah as one of "The Traveler 50: World's Smartest Cities" noting Paducah for its classic to cutting edge artistry and naming the city one of travelers' hottest tickets.

The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema and Gallery, Market House Theatre, Clemens Fine Art Center and the Carson Center facilitate Paducah's rich diversity of ongoing cultural offerings from live theatre, to exhibitions, art films, and classical performances by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

Paducah's Artist Relocation Program draws working artists of all types to participate in the City's creative energy and reside in its oldest residential neighborhood, Lower Town. The campus of Paducah School of Art & Design, a division of West Kentucky Community & Technical College, is the latest addition to the Lower Town Arts District.