During the wintertime, bears aren’t the only ones hibernating—most people tend to go outside less, eat more, and generally huddle up at home with the Netflix and a hot drink. And while we certainly can’t blame anyone for wanting to do any and all of those things during the cold, gray Kentucky winters, we also think it’s the perfect time to get a big dose of Danville’s arts and culture. If you’re stuck inside this winter, consider brightening your day with a little local color at the following winter hotspots:
Our downtown arts center is so much more than an art gallery—in addition to its rotating art exhibits, it also offers a slew of art, music, and dance classes and a ton of special community events. Give yourself a reason to get out of the house and stop in for some soul-warming art.
Go on a vacation without ever leaving Danville by visiting the Great American Dollhouse Museum—with over 200 displays covering all manner of places and times, you can lose yourself in the intricate detail of a Mexican pueblo dwelling, mystical fairy cave, or quaint 19th century American village.
The Boyle County Public Library
While reading is always a good way to take your mind off of cold, dreary winter days, at the Boyle County Public Library, you can also explore a one-of-a-kind interactive children’s area featuring puzzles, games, pets, and more. Catch the newest local art exhibit while you’re there, or attend one of the many public lectures, talks, and events happening weekly.
Centre College’s performing arts venue is a wonderful place to soak in national and international performers of the highest caliber, from symphony orchestras and Broadway musicals to dance troupes and big-name musicians. Get the full performance schedule here.
For 35 years, West T. Hill Community Theatre has been the place for locals to showcase their talents. Comedies, musicals, and dramas grace the stage each season—catch a show and enjoy a taste of truly local theatre.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in Danville—we’re also home to downtown murals, seasonal gallery hops, an entire festival devoted to brass band music and Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, to name a few. In fact, Danville has such a strong arts community that we were named one of just five cultural districts in Kentucky. Get more info on our Cultural District and come experience it for yourself!