Stitching Bonds: A Local Quilter’s Tale of Love and Creativity with Her Mom

A feeling of fellowship with others, or community, is the basis of any well-rounded organization. While this sense of togetherness is crucial to success, a dedicated person with a genuine love for what they are accomplishing each day is what makes that organization stand out.Becky Glasby, director of learning and engagement at the National Quilt Museum is the perfect example of believing in the work you do and the impact it carries…

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Betty Dobson's African American Heritage Itinerary

Paducah is a city that has played a pivotal role in American history, from the Civil War to civil rights, and beyond. To celebrate Black History Month, Betty Dobson, a Western Kentucky native and a passionate advocate for African American history, has curated an itinerary that takes you on a journey…

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Cooking Up Character: Local Restaurant Owner Finds His Place On Stage

As the river shimmers in the bright golden glow of the sunrise, the tinted glass doors of the Gold Rush Cafe unlock and swing open, inviting visitors and locals for a unique breakfast experience. One step in the rustic western cafe on the corner of 4th and Broadway shows a community can thrive. You’re greeted with a smile as the aroma of freshly made bread pudding waffles wafts through the corridor to welcome you. The space is quaint and abuzz as a motley collection of signs along the lattice-laced walls gives you a smile or a laugh. Guests and staff are joyous and kind, making you feel like you’re a part of it all. Inside the lively cafe, you might catch owner Korey Vazquez, the man who revived this little corner cafe and who takes the stage in Native Gardens at Market House Theatre. Korey Vazquez took over Gold Rush Cafe in 2020…

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Bill Renzulli's Paducah Art Itinerary

As a UNESCO Creative City, Paducah is home to many innovative artists, studios and galleries. William (Bill) Renzulli, a retired physician and self-taught artist, moved to Paducah in 2002 as a part of the Artist Relocation Program. He now owns his own gallery and studio, Gallery 5, and has curated his best recommendations for experiencing the city’s thriving art scene. Bill works in his studio in Lower Town…

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Creative Pairings: Celebrating Visual (and Drinkable!) Art in Paducah

Paducah is celebrating 10 Years as a UNESCO Creative City and two downtown establishments have taken the artistic experience to new levels in honor of Paducah Creativity. Experience art in downtown Paducah both visually at Yeiser Art Center and in drinkable form at the Foxbriar Cocktail Bar. Creative City Collaborations at Yeiser Art Center…

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Kijsa Housman's Crafting Itinerary

A UNESCO Creative City for Crafts &Folk Art, Paducah is home to many studios, craft stores, galleries and more to fuel creatives. Kijsa Housman, a professional artist for over 30 years and owner of creative studio MAKE Paducah, has curated her best recommendations for experiencing Paducah’s arts and crafts scene. Kijsa gets her hands dirty at MAKE Paducah…

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Local Bird Watching: A Pastime that is Looking Up

The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to partner with Paducah Life Magazine to feature articles like this one. Offering spectacular views and riverside breezes, Paducah is a bird-watcher's ideal spot for practicing this time-tested hobby. Read about local entrepreneur Susan Edwards' favorite bird-watching tips and trips for making the most of your time in Paducah and the surrounding area. Susan scans the treetops for local wildlife at Paducah's Greenway Trail…

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Memories of Manises: A Paducah Potter’s Journey to a UNESCO Creative City in Spain

Living the life of an artist in Paducah Creative City you never know what doors will open—at home or far away in a unique culture somewhere across the globe. In 2022, on the heels of Paducah’s 10-year anniversary as a UNESCO Creative City, opportunity knocked for ceramist/art educator Mitch Kimball to participate in the centuries old Fiesta de la Cerámica [Ceramics Festival] in Manises, Spain, a fellow UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art. Mitch poses with Manises ceramic artist Antonio Cordero…

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Bonnie Browning's Paducah Quilting Itinerary

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…

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Paducah Representatives Share Kentucky Folk Music in South Korea

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…

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