In the heart of Boyle County is the Norton Center for the Arts, a world class performing arts center. The Norton Center has hosted two Vice Presidential debates, the international celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, and even beloved country singers like Trace Adkins. It is one of the finest cultural centers in the state and is located in Danville, Kentucky.
The Norton Center in Danville, KY regularly brings world class theatre troupes to the region for performances.
Boyle County is home to some significant museums, including the McDowell House Museum, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, and the historic Beaumont Inn, which contains various historic artifacts.
The Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky contains various visual arts exhibits and classes for all ages. Perhaps more significantly, one of the world's finest glassblowers teaches and displays his works at Centre College. Stephen Powell is one of the only American glassblowers to ever be taught the Italian techniques from the Isle of Murano in Venice, Italy. He is one of 5 non-Italians to be invited to the international glass blowing summit in Venice. His teacher, Lino Tagliapietra, is considered the finest glass blower in the world and regularly visits Danville to create pieces open to public viewing.
Boyle County is home to many notable festivals including the Bourbon Festival, Kentucky State BBQ Festival, and the unique Great American Brass Band Festival.