b'Anchored by the National Quilt Museum, Paducah is a haven for creative thinkers and doers. Paducahs creative community inspires, educates and fosters connection through the arts. As a UNESCO Creative City, Paducah welcomes artists from around the world to share culture and craft through exhibitions, workshops and performances. Founded in 1827 by William ClarkPaducahs history is reflectedcultural offerings ranging fromEdge International Film Festival, of the explorers Lewis & Clarkand preserved in architecturelive theatre, to independent films,Paducahs festivals and annual fame, Paducahs heritage can beand historic attractions includingto classical performances by theevents highlight each season of the traced to its strategic locationthe River Discovery Center andPaducah Symphony Orchestra. year with celebration.where the Ohio and TennesseeLloyd Tilghman House & Civil WarAn overnight in Paducah is easy rivers flow together.Museum.Paducahs culinary scene is as creative and diverse as its culture.with accommodations ranging Paducah and Western KentuckysThe National Quilt Museum is theLocally-owned restaurants housedfrom restored historic inns and rich heritage comes alive onlargest of its kind in the world,in stunning 19th century buildingscontemporary suites in the Historic the Floodwall Murals - 50 life- featuring a 320-piece collectionserve a variety of fare from fine,Downtown and Lower Town Arts sized murals by internationallyof contemporary quilts andfarm-to-table cuisine to brick- District to nationally recognised muralist Robert Dafford.ever-changing exhibitions thatoven pizzas and western Kentuckybranded hotels. A leisurely walk along the floodwallcelebrate the talent and diversitybarbeque. Brewers, vintners and and visitors can enjoy Paducahsof the global quilting community.distillers enhance the local flavour history in pictures with interpretiveWorkshops taught by world-classand offer a look into the creative panels in front of each muralinstructors are offered year-round. process paired with tastings of describe the painting. expertly crafted beverages.The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley From the colourful revitalisation ofCinema, Market House Theatre,Host to American Quilt Society the floodwall and the Lower TownClemens Fine Arts Center andQuiltWeek, Barbecue on the Arts District to the vibrant streetsthe Carson Center contribute toRiver, the Lower Town Arts & of 19th century Historic Downtown,Paducahs rich diversity of ongoingMusic Festival and the Rivers KENTUCKYTOURISM.COM 21'