Paducah, Ky., bills itself as “distinctively creative” and is no empty boast as the area is a center for visual and performing arts as well as workshops and creative experiences. With SkyWest Airlines daily flight to Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) from O’Hare International Airport (ORD), exploring this rich cultural center is easier than ever.
At the center of Paducah’s cultural rebirth is the LowerTown Arts District which is also home to the nationally recognized Artist Relocation Program. Located just four blocks from the Ohio River and historic downtown, the 26 square block area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a variety of resident artists including potters, jewelry makers, painters, printmakers, leather crafter and bookbinders. It’s the perfect spot to discover new objets d’art and meet the artists who created them.
Paducah is also largely known for its rich history of quilts and quiltmaking. As a folk art, Kentucky’s quiltmaking has not only been preserved and passed on to new generations but has also evolved into a hip artistic expression as a vibrant and provocative collectible. Many of the area’s brightest quilting stars offer hands-on workshops in LowerTown while exciting workshops are taught by some of the craft’s most celebrated artists at the National Quilt Museum year round.
Plan your next trip to rich artistic Paducah aboard United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines, and be sure to include time for visiting some of these amazing cultural destinations. Book your ORD-PAH flight today at www.United.com