The New York Times Discovers Kentucky
The New York Times special "T Magazine" issue on summer travel came out this Sunday, and it includes a feature on the Artists ...
The New York Times special "T Magazine" issue on summer travel came out this Sunday, and it includes a feature on the Artists Relocation Program in Paducah, Kentucky. It's a nice little write-up about the program, which has enticed dozens of artists from across the country to move to a once-dilapidated neighborhood in this Western Kentucky river town.
One quibble, though: The tone of the article seems a little giddy and confused about the fact that this happened "in a red state." Like, yes, okay, Kentucky might not be the first place you think of for a government-subsidized artists-in-residence program. But it seemed like an unnecessary distinction to me.
Anyway, I wrote about the Artist Relocation for Governing two years ago -- plus, there's a nifty little photo essay you can check out. Nice to hear that it's still going strong! (And, seriously, if you live anywhere near here -- even as far as Cincinnati or Chicago or Nashville -- you should consider a trip to Paducah to see this neighborhood. It's really cool, and quite charming.)
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