the RiverPark Center is an arts and cultural center. Performing arts, corporate meetings, festivals, rallies, news conferences are some events which occur here. In fact, we were asked to stay and look at a children’s play that was going to be shown, but it was unfortunate we could not see it since we didn’t have time. There is a brilliant view of the Ohio River at this location.
They have several interesting exhibits such as the religious art gallery with stained glass windows and a Mexican Jesus with 3 faces. Another good exhibit is the one which features the art of Kentucky artists. According to the site” The museum features a collection of 19th and 20th century French, English and American paintings and sculptures, as well as decorative arts dating back to the 16th century.”
The owner Phoebe caused a controversy of sorts when she painted the house pink. The color grows on you after awhile, and it kind of resembles a doll house my sister had that I broke. The owner Phoebe has lived in NY and has had several of her works published. She wants people to come by and see the house. It was nice to sit on the veranda and look at the stars at night.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum is in this area of the River Park Center and it offers visitors the opportunity to see, touch, hear and explore bluegrass music. We got a mini behind the scenes tour, since they we there for work, even though we told them we were there to see the exhibits. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to this type of music.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Seniors & Adults: $5.00
6 & Under: FREE
Group Rates Available
This is a group of radio stations which operates in KY. I was very excited to visit and see what goes on behind the scenes at a radio station. I met some very interesting people, including one who is a soap box racing champion. It was enlightening to see how segments are taped, and hear Rhonda’s taped segment of weather. I was disappointed by the fact there were no cd’s and records spilled all around the room. I always had imagined records and cds everywhere and someone randomly picking something to play. However, the truth is everything is digital so records and cds are not needed and many of the song to be played are directed by someone in another state. There is a bunch of computers, board and a rack of CD’s to use as backup if the computers go down. Each of the radio stations seems to run themselves via computer after they are programmed. If you know someone you could get a behind the scenes tour. You can also see some of the radio personalities and win prizes when they do live remote at clubs/tattoo parlors and other locations in Owensboro.