Paducah, Kentucky. A mecca for artists. Started in August of 2000, Paducah's artist relocation program has become a model and an inspiration for artists and art programs throughout the country. The program gives artists a vested interested in Paducah and the art scene by offering affordable real estate, financial incentives, and help with marketing. As a result, there is a plethora of art talent in Paducah from every corner of the nation. To see a first hand account of how it has affected the life of an artist check out artist William Ferrar Renzulli's blog.
It is no secret in the art world that Kentucky art is under- valued. However, with programs like this gaining national attention, Kentucky art might just be a great investment for the future.
Work by Michael Crouse, an artist who relocated to Paducah from Huntsville, Alabama.