Clemens Fine Arts Center Programming
Through the presentation of varied forms of performing arts, the Clemens Fine Arts
Center strives to educate, inspire, invoke thought, and entertain. The goal is to
promote artistic expression, cultural understanding, and social awareness at West
Kentucky Community & Technical College and the Western Kentucky region through the
presentation of diverse and unique performing arts programs within each of our performing
- Arts in Focus Series - Since the inaugural Arts In FOCUS Series in 1967, many world renowned artists,
individuals, musicians, and shows have graced the stage of the Clemens Fine Arts Center.
Award-winning performances range from innovative dance from Lulu Washington Dance to
gospel icon Mavis Staples, and Broadway musicals such as Porgy & Bess and ‘Swonderful.
Each season brings a distinct theatre experience to West Kentucky Community & Technical
College and the surrounding Paducah community.
- Backstage Pass - Our stripped-back live music series that connects you with the artist in an intimate
listening room space. We celebrate the rich local and regional community of singer/songwriters
by making each performance a unique sonic experience for both viewer and performer.
- Exposure Series - This series enables both the audience and artist the opportunity to explore ideas
about our world with an interdisciplinary and more mission-based approach while examining
the creative process in the real world.