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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

Special Events & Extended Hours

nothing scheduled at this time

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Looking for Adventure?

Looking for Adventure?

You can let your mind wander when you visit works by artists at the PAPA Gallery. Our featured artist, Bailey Joyce, shares plenty of images to feed your imagination this month as she does with this painting, On an Adventure. As you might guess,...

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What’s Your Self Portrait?

What’s Your Self Portrait?

Have you ever considered that self portraits are not limited to just paint and canvas? They could be a story or song for a writer, a colorful flowerbed for a gardener or even a signature dish for someone that loves to cook. The current challenge...

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What’s Your Passion?

What’s Your Passion?

Maybe Kentucky's reputation with thoroughbred horse racing played a role or maybe it's the artist's ability to convey her passion, but regardless of the motivation you selected Harrietta Harper's painting, The Passion, as the People's Choice for...

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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

Jenny Fuller, Executive Director

Diane Bay, Program Coordinator

Brenda Foster, Treasurer

Cindy McLaren, Secretary

Mark Cope

Sandi Johnson

John McLaren

Chad Nelson

Dale Houseworth

Rebecca Mueller-Williams

Heather Reid

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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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