Paducah becomes world's 7th city of crafts and folk art
PADUCAH, Ky - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah as the world's 7th city of Crafts and Folk Art.
UNESCO and Paducah Mayor, Gayle Kaler announced the international recognition today.
Paducah joins the ranks of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network, a network of currently 41 cities from all regions around the world.
In order to be recognized worldwide as a mecca for quilters and fiber artists, the Paducah Visitors Bureau pursued the UNESCO application.