Tag - Arts & Culture

Recognized by USA Today among the 10Best Small Towns for Shopping, Paducah, Kentucky’s retail scene is colored by one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques! Local events, specialty stores and shopping districts await to inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving this year because "there's no place like local for the holidays."

Simply B Gift Boutique

Paducah's one-of-a-kind boutiques await to inspire  |  Selcouth

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!

Entering its 16th season, the Carson Center has now welcomed more than 1.8 million people through its doors for performances, meetings and events. This state-of-the-art performance venue inspires audiences and performers alike, shining a spotlight on the ongoing cultural experience in Paducah, Kentucky!

The Carson Center

The Carson Center aglow as the sun rises over the Paducah Riverfront.

Preservation-minded couple Ed and Meagan Musselman created a stir when they set out to restore the Art Deco architectural gem that was built by Luther Carson in 1939 as a Coca-Cola bottling plant. Envisioning a mixed use renovation, their creativity is shining through in this landmark building located at the heart of Paducah’s Midtown neighborhood.

Ed & Meagan Musselman - Coke Plant Paducah

Meet the Musselmans, the visionaries behind the revitalization of the Coke Plant.

The National Quilt Museum partners with Quilt Alliance each March to kick off the official celebration of National Quilting Day. You can make any day a "quilting day" with this guide to a quilt-inspired Paducah, Kentucky experience featuring 10 ways you can celebrate the fiber arts in Quilt City USA® throughout the year!

National Quilt Museum Paducah

Make any day a "quilting day" in Quilt City USA®.

Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky has been consistently recognized as one of America's best and most beautiful Main Streets by Architectural Digest, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. Upon arrival in this picturesque Paducah neighborhood set along the Ohio River, you'll discover the true beauty of Paducah - cultural heritage and creative spirit!

Paducah Architecture - Broadway

Preserved architecture and historical markers make way for local discovery.

Inspired by Paducah's creative culture, local artists, entrepreneurs and venues are energizing the destination experience. Reflecting on the first five years of Ephemera Paducah and the fifth anniversary of Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City, Kristin Williams shares her story!

Ephemera Greetings

Preview Ephemera's 2020 line-up of workshops with visiting artists and craft a creative getaway!

Connect & Share Your #PaducahCreativeCity Experiences!

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