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Geared for Culture
Bowling Green Itinerary

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 things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky on this itinerary.

Day 1

Visual art from the area's most accomplished artists is followed by a selection of decorative and textile art on the first day of this trek. If the schedule allows, finish the day with a performance at the Southern KY Performing Arts Center or Capitol Arts Theatre.

Stop 1

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.

Downing Museum at the Baker...

4801 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*NOTE: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE in compliance with recommendations... Read More

Stop 2

If pop culture art is more your taste, don't fret! There is an amazing selection of vintage art and movie posters at the next site on this cultural trail. Part shop, part art gallery, Artistic Soul Studio is a hidden gem that should be on every college student's list of must-see's in Bowling Green!

Artistic Soul Studio

1014 E. 11th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*Nonessential retail stores are closing to the public at 8pm on March 23,... Read More

Stop 3

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.

Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Note: In accordance with WKU policies and World Health Organization... Read More

Stop 4

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 online calendar that also includes events at the Capitol Arts Center on the square in order to catch a show.

Southern Kentucky Performing Arts...

601 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Note: SKyPAC has postponed productions until April 10. For local and... Read More

Day 2

Begin the next day of culture-cruising through Bowling Green by seeing local potters at play before dining among regional art. Then you'll wrap up this artsy itinerary with a theatrical performance, concert or possibly some live music at one of several nightlife venues.

Stop 1

Three working pottery studios are located in BG and visitors are invited to watch unique pieces come to life on the wheel. Perhaps you will find that one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir to take home at one or all of the following locations. 

Rickman Pottery

1121 E. 14th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42104

*Though the physical store is closed to the public, you can still order... Read More

The Pots Place Gallery & Studio

(270) 904-0599
428 East Main
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*Temporarily closed due to nonessential businesses closing in response to... Read More

Stop 2

Art enthusiasts enjoy more than great food at The Bistro in downtown Bowling Green. Patrons are treated to original art from regional artists adorning the walls of the historic 1893 Fletcher House on College Street. Open for lunch and dinner on weekdays, dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday, The Bistro is undoubtedly one of BG's best.

The Bistro

1129 College St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*The Bistro is temporarily closed. More information on the local response... Read More

Stop 3

A little advanced planning is needed to make the most of the final act. Hopefully between our professional and university music ensembles, community and student theatre troupes, live music venues or simply a bar & grill showcasing local acts, you'll find something on our arts & entertainment calendar to help you fine tune your evening!