Geared for Culture!
The beautifully-styled 1968 Corvette introduced the third generation, and GM's initial foray into limited-edition Corvettes occurred during these years, so it's only fitting to focus on the more refined side of Bowling Green on this itinerary.
Perhaps the most hidden jewel in Bowling Green, at least for now, is a tribute to world-renowned artist Joe Downing. Originally from Horse Cave, Ky., Downing spent most of his life creating noteworthy art in France. This vast private collection was almost destroyed by fire several years ago, so don't miss the haunting photos and recovered pieces on display.
If you fall in love with Joe Downing's work on the first stop, don't fret! There are some of his original pieces for sale at the next site on this cultural trail. Exclusively featuring the work of local artists, this contemporary art gallery raises the argument that Bowling Green is Kentucky's top visual arts destination!
A short drive to historic downtown Bowling Green will land you at the edge of Western Kentucky University's campus and its collection of fine, decorative and fabric arts. Pieces in the Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Gallery span five centuries, and the vibrant Quilt Gallery features rotating collections.
One of the centerpieces of downtown BG's revitalization is your next destination. Opened in 2012, SKyPAC is the region's premiere performing arts center with a striking tribute to Corvette... two vintage factory colors were used in the Performance Hall! The spacious lobby and two art galleries are open to the public on weekdays and weekend show days, but be sure to check out their event calendar while planning.