About Paducah

The Fountain Avenue Neighborhood is located within just a few blocks of some of the best attractions that Paducah has to offer.  Just four blocks away is the national award winning Lowertown Arts District, which was the first neighborhood revitalization effort by the city.  The Fountain Avenue Neighborhood is also just 10 blocks away from the heart of the historic downtown and riverfront where you can enjoy unique restaurants, shops and arts & entertainment venues.

Lowertown Arts District

Lowertown is the oldest neighborhood in Paducah and is the catalyst for a great deal of excitement, economic growth and community pride.  Lowertown, located just four blocks from the Ohio River and Downtown, is home to the Artist Relocation Program.  This internationally known program has attracted artists from as far west as Hawaii and east as Germany.  The impressively built homes influenced by Italianate, Gothic Revival, Romanesque, Queen Anne and Classical Revival architectural styles now house galleries and artists from across the country.

You'll meet the artists who create the fine works of art that you can take home as treasures.  Each one has a different story to tell about the successes of relocating to Lowertown, the challenges of restoring historic structures or building new ones and the joys of being part of the rebirth of a vibrant community.  Visit their galleries and you'll find fine art located in restored 1930's grocery stores and in elegant Queen Anne style homes.  You can also stop by for a massage or attend a Pilates class.


Like many small towns around the country, when the big shopping malls opened up on the outskirts of town, Downtown was devastated.  Many other city's downtowns have never recovered.  The difference between Paducah and many of these other towns is our vision and love of the arts.  Paducah is now quickly becoming the newest cultural destination in the country.  Paducah’s downtown has experienced a renaissance over the past 15-20 years.  You can enjoy attractions such as the Market House Museum, Museum of the American Quilters, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah Film Society, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Market House Theatre, Community Concert Series and Maiden Alley Cinema with its yearly film festival.  Also, we have a $44 million performing arts center that is located downtown near Paducah's riverfront.

Other Area Attractions

Paducah is also home to many festivals such as the AQS Quilt Show, the Barbeque Festival, the Lowertown Arts Festival and Downtown After Dinner.  To find out more about all of the history, culture, art, recreation, shopping and dining, please visit the Paducah Visitors Bureau website by clicking on the link above.

Downtown Paducah