"Paducah may be the perfect place for an arts weekend. The fiber arts hanging in The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., have more in common with the masterpieces in the Guggenheim than they do bedspreads. Paducah's 50-block downtown area — its entirety listed on the National Register of Historic Places —  is home to a $40 million performing arts center with a symphony that makes larger cities envious. The Market House Theatre converts a historic open-air market into a thriving venue with stage shows. The LowerTown Arts District has changed a Victorian neighborhood into a modern artists’ colony."

By Annette Thompson, USA Today

View this feature of Paducah among artsy Southern towns here!