The arts are thriving in Northwest Kentucky. From performing arts centers to acting companies to art galleries to concerts in the park, the communities of Northwest Kentucky pulse with an exciting and expansive arts scene.
The Audubon Museum and Nature Center at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson is the crown jewel of the region’s arts offerings. This world-renowned center, housed in a 1930s WPA building that is a masterpiece on its own, is dedicated to former Henderson resident and noted artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon. In addition to the museum, Audubon prints can be found at the historic Henderson County Public Library and a trail of bronze statutes based on Audubon prints can be found throughout downtown.
The 1,000-seat Henderson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Henderson Community College hosts nationally known traveling productions as well as local productions under the auspices of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance. The Ohio Valley Art League and Henderson Society of Art support the area’s visual arts, and Riverbend Academy offers training in the visual, performing and culinary arts. The Livermore Library and Art Museum and the Camp Breckinridge Museum and Arts Center add to the area’s arts venues.
Outdoor summer concerts are found throughout the region focusing on blues, bluegrass, rock, country, gospel and everything in between. Learn more about Northwest Kentucky's arts scene.
A short drive takes patrons to performances by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. The Ford Center in downtown Evansville is an 11,000-seat arena hosting sports events and national musical acts along with many other events.