"Kentucky has a rich heritage and tradition of arts and working artist communities, from over-the-top, in-your-face arts hubs like Paducah and Berea to under-the-radar, not-quite-expected destinations where visitors find working studios, art galleries and shops with Old World themes like stained glass-making. These are places to not only watch the artistry as it unfolds but have a hand in creating it.

Even in such obvious arts overachievers like Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art, and Berea, Kentucky’s Folk Arts and Crafts Capital, there are hidden arts assets.

Local musicians, influenced by Paducah’s location at the heart of the inland waterways between Kentucky’s Bluegrass region and the Mississippi Delta, contribute to its distinctive rhythm."

By Kathy Witt, Kentucky Living

See why Paducah is worth a trip in this Kentucky Living article!