Category - Creative City Stories

What started as a way to honor the accomplishments of Paducahans during Black History Month has evolved into a colorful creative experience. The West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC) Student Art & Design Club invites you to discover the legacy of African Americans who have and continue to define Paducah!

Defining Paducah Exhibit

The Defining Paducah display debuted in Historic Downtown Paducah.

To see Paducah, Kentucky from above offers great perspective on the waterways, built heritage and other distinguishing features of the area. Be inspired by the story of Vick Patel, the hotelier and photographer behind Paducah Drone, and some of his favorite views of our Creative City!

Paducah Riverfront

From rivers to attractions to architecture, Paducah Drone captures Paducah's history and hospitality.

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.

The local music scene is an essential element of our Creative City's culture! Feel the rhythm of Paducah, Kentucky music from home through the new "Inside Out" Music Project and Stage Sessions from Clemens Fine Arts Center, a custom Spotify soundtrack and commentary from local venues, all spotlighting the talent and diversity of area musicians.

Stage Sessions

Step inside local venues like Clemens Fine Arts Center with our "Year of Kentucky Music Story.
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.
 
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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 

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