Known as Quilt City USA, home of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) and a UNESCO Creative City for Crafts & Folk Art, Paducah is a fiber artist’s haven. Quilt artist and executive show director of AQS, Bonnie Browning, has curated an itinerary for experiencing all things quilting in Quilt City USA.

Bonnie Browning, AQS Executive Show Director

Thanks to Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art, representatives from Paducah were invited to perform at the Jinju World Folk Arts Biennale in Jinju, South Korea last Fall. Organizer Lexie Millikan and musicians Josh Coffey and Seth Murphy reflect on the Biennale in their own words.


The Wheelhouse Rousters and Seth Murphy perform in Jinju, South Korea.

Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art opens opportunities to collaborate with other Creative Cities cities around the globe. Local artists Michael and Victoria Terra traveled to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, to build connections, install a custom work of art, and teach workshops. Read about their experience in Michael's own words and find out how a piece of Paducah art found its new home in Mexico.


The Terras visited a church in Zinacantán as part of their UNESCO Creative City tour.

Creativity is at the center of Paducah's culture. As a testament to that creativity, Paducah enjoys not one, but two craft breweries. Dry Ground Brewing Company and Paducah Beer Werks produce unique brews year round. Some honor Paducah's history while others explore creative ways to invent fresh, new taste profiles. Learn about some special creations in the brewers' own words, then join in the West Kentucky Brewery Hop and visit Paducah's breweries yourself.


A trio of brews from Paducah Beer Werks

Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City has opened doors throughout the world for Paducah artists. In fall of 2021, fiber artist and Yeiser Art Center Executive Director Lexie Millikan traveled to sister city, Jinju, South Korea, to participate in a Contemporary Craft Biennale. Read as Lexie tells about her life-changing experience, made possible by Paducah's rich connections through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.


Millikan in Busan, South Korea

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to partner with Paducah Life Magazine to feature articles from their Storied Lives series.

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