Venues

Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Ctr.

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The Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Marshall County High School, 416 High School Road in Benton, Ky. The Center boasts state of the art sound and light systems, an orchestra pit and will comfortably seat 890 patrons plus 14 handicap accessible spaces. When necessary, total capacity of the Center may be increased to 956 by adding temporary seating.

Mike Miller Park

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The Mike Miller County Park is located on an eighty-acre site in the community of Draffenville.  Centrally located in Marshall County on US Highway 68 West, near the interchange of the Purchase Parkway it is large enough for multiple recreational facilities and contains several gently sloping well-manicured hill sides conducive to out-door theatre.

Kenlake State Resort Park

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Situated high above Kentucky Lake, Kenlake State Resort Park presents a relaxing atmosphere.  It has an outdoor amphitheater using the lake as a backdrop.  Productions may be presented while gentle breezes blow off the water.  For additional flexibility, the indoor tennis center can be converted to a 20,000 square-foot exhibit hall or convention space.

KY Dam Village State Park

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Located on the shore of the picturesque Kentucky Lake, not far from Benton,  Calvert City and Paducah, is Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  Performances can take place in the lobby around the copper plated fireplace and in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows.  Meeting rooms are available not only for meetings but for Juried Art Shows.  The Convention Center is available for banquets, shows, dances and fundraisers.  The Chef and his staff provide excellent cuisine both in the Restaurant and in the Convention Center when appropriate.

Marshall Co. High School Gym

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In 2004, USA Today voted Marshall County's Reed Conder Memorial Gymnasium as one of the Top 10 places in the country to watch high school basketball. This state of the art venue seats 6,000 with 964 chair seats.  It has been the venue for the Hoopfest Basketball Classic as well as numerous speakers and performers. Some of the notable performers that have appeared here are Louise Mandrell, Marty Robbins, Steve Wariner and Alabama.  The unique open ceiling space is enclosed with acoustical tile to ensure the best for its elaborate sound system. All bleachers on both levels are retractable to reveal an indoor track and open areas that allow for play, practice and other activities.  Patrons attending an activity here will find a comfortable seat with premium viewing and easy parking.

Children's Art Center

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The Children’s Art Activity Center is scheduled for completion in late spring of 2013 and this facility will provide much needed space for the present and future programs and activities of the Arts Commission. Though a fully functioning facility, the building and site will still need to be fully equipped and furnished. To accomplish this, the Arts Commission needs the help of our community. We invite and encourage you to become involved in this effort by offering your very positive support for the work of the Commission.

The Marshall County Arts Commission is recognized by the IRS as a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For tax purposes, donors to the Arts Commission will receive written acknowledgement verifying receipt of donations of $250 or more. Consult with your tax consultant as your contribution may be tax deductible.


All contributions will be deposited to the Marshall County Arts Commission Building Fund and be applied to the Children’s Art Activity Center building project.

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts
agency, provides operating support to the
Marshall County Arts Commission with state
tax dollars and federal funding from the
National Endowment for the Arts.