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Kentucky Arts and Culture

Kentucky Artisan Center.

The Artisan Center

In this 20,000 sq. foot facility you can shop for Kentucky products; experience Kentucky hospitality; explore Kentucky made crafts & history; enjoy Kentucky cuisine; learn about other must-see places; and enjoy full rest stop services.

Theater girls performing

Governor's School for the Arts

The Governor’s School for the Arts provides hands-on arts opportunities for the state’s talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary components include a three-week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artist roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA alumni.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Building

Kentucky Performing Arts

Kentucky Performing Arts is the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and our own Kentucky Center Presents performances. The three theaters of The Kentucky Center, along with the elegant W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, and Old Forester's Paristown Hall, are Kentucky’s showcases for the performing arts. From Broadway to ballet, from blues to bluegrass, from big bands to indie bands, our stages overflow with magnificent entertainment almost every night of the year.

Person painting calligraphy.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council supports, through grants and technical assistance, Kentucky arts organizations, non-profit community organizations, local arts councils, local government agencies, individual artists and crafts persons. The Council's major programs are: Arts and Cultural Organizational Support, Community Arts Development, Arts in Education, Individual Artist Recognition and Support, Arts Marketing, Folk and Traditional Arts Support, Arts Directories and Honors Programs.