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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

Tues – Sat: 11am – 3 pm
Other times by appointment only.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

When you visit the PAPA Gallery this month, not only will you be viewing our new summer show, but you can view PAPA artists' interpretations of our May challenge phrase, 'New Beginnings.' In this painting, Uplifted, water color artist John McLaren...

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Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

Our featured artist, Vickie Lee Gingrich, continues to bring her unique viewpoint of country life and local landscapes to this exhibit. In this painting, See the Mailbox, she invites you to stroll down a shady lane while you enjoy the cool air and...

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Local Artists Reflect Kentucky Culture

Local Artists Reflect Kentucky Culture

This oil painting of the horse races at Churchill Downs by Harrietta Harper brings the excitement of the event to you! You can feel the thrill of the crowd and almost smell the horses as they kick up the dirt in the turn. Whether your favorite...

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READ ABOUT

Our Story

In 1991, a small group of Paducah painters realized a common need. They wanted to learn more about fine art and painting. Led by master artist and long-time Paducah resident, the late Clyde H. Lawter Jr, the group began meeting, sharing, learning, and growing!

A short time later, the group incorporated as a non-profit organization and were officially named PAPA – Paducah Area Painters Alliance.

The PAPA Gallery on Broadway opened in 1998, providing the perfect place to show their work and share their stories. Some members of that original ‘charter group’ are still painting and showing their work today, joined by many more artists from our surrounding region. That same spirit of camaraderie exists at PAPA today and we continue to find ways to share art with each other and our community.

Clyde H Lawter, Jr
Founding Member    

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Our Purpose

PAPA endeavors to bring together artists to encourage, motivate, educate, and promote them, and to promote the art of painting in particular. A principal goal is to increase sociability and friendship among its members. Whenever resources allow, PAPA will provide a theatre to display member’s art – both in the gallery on Broadway, online on our website, and in the community.

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Our Board

Dutch Thurman, President

Gerry Marcum, Vice President

Jenny Fuller, Executive Director

Sandi Johnson, Program Coordinator

Brenda Foster, Treasurer

Cindy McLaren, Secretary

Mark Cope

Frank Bennett

John McLaren

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Address

124 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001, USA
(270) 575-3544

Open Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Other times by appointment only.
Call (270) 519-3198 for appt.

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