Category - Creative City Stories

As one of the world's UNESCO Creative Cities, Paducah, Kentucky celebrates the art of quilting and the contemporary quilt artist year-round! In honor of the National Quilt Museum's 30th anniversary, CEO Frank Bennett reflects on the museum's mission and exhibition schedule for 2021.

National Quilt Museum Paducah

The 2021 in-facility exhibit schedule features 14 exhibits that will inspire and amaze!​

Paducah's “Wall to Wall” Floodwall Murals play an inspiring role within Paducah's artistic landscape and the local experience. As the celebration of its 25th anniversary comes to a close, Ro Morse with the Paducah Murals Advisory Board shares her perspective on the past, present and future of this public art project and its evolution from an inventive idea to a top attraction!

Paducah Wall to Wall

Paducah's floodwall presents an outdoor art gallery meets self-guided history tour. 

Betty Dobson brings the story of Ms. Maggie Steed and Paducah's historic Hotel Metropolitan to life. Betty shares her #PaducahCreativeCity Story and an inspiring introduction to the heritage of the Uppertown neighborhood and the spirit of the Black community in Paducah, Kentucky ahead of the Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration!

Ms. Maggie's Memories - Hotel Metropolitan

Betty Dobson shares Ms. Maggie's Memories with guests at the Hotel Metropolitan.
In celebration of the new Historic Paducah Audio Tour, the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau has created digital jigsaw puzzles featuring local architectural landmarks! Join in the celebration of historic places and begin to understand Paducah, Kentucky's rich American legacy through our built heritage.
 
Architecture Paducah
From historical churches to municipal buildings, piece together Paducah landmarks.

Discover your inner artist and Paducah history at once as you color Paducah “Wall to Wall" Murals. Download printable coloring pages illustrated by local artist Bill Ford to add your creative touch to these famous portraits from Paducah’s past!

Paducah Wall to Wall Murals

Celebrating 25 years in 2020, the Paducah "Wall to Wall" Murals project is on view 24/7 

Rhythmic and original, tune in to discover Paducah, Kentucky’s dynamic music scene – inspired by those who know it best! Live music venues distinguish Paducah and western Kentucky music in celebration of Kentucky Tourism’s "Year of Music."

Be inspired by The Wooks, featured in Brand USA's Hear the Music series.

The Kentucky issue of Quiltfolk is now available, and Paducah's quilt and fiber artists are at the heart of it all! Allow us to introduce you to the places and faces that represent our UNESCO Creative City's deep-rooted culture of quilting within this beautiful chronicle of the Bluegrass State.

Quiltfolk-Kentucky

The Kentucky issue of Quiltfolk is now available!

Since opening freight house in 2015, chef Sara Bradley has been around the world and back sharing her passion for Paducah and farm-to-table Kentucky cuisine. You may know this talented creative from Bravo's Top Chef season 16, but there's so much more to her #PaducahCreativeCity story!

Sara Bradley Freight House

Chef Sara Bradley serves farm-to-table fare and crafted cocktails at the freight house.

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