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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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Fun in the Sun!

Fun in the Sun!

Hurry in to the PAPA Gallery to see the diverse interpretations of June's challenge phrase, Fun in the Sun. This example painting is entitled "Let's Go to the Beach" by Rebecca Mueller-Williams....

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Come See!

Come See!

Drop by the PAPA Gallery to see the fresh colorful works of June's featured artist, Rebekah Thuline. This lovely still life is just one of several of her paintings you should check out on our...

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New Show!

New Show!

It's that time again and we have a gallery full of new paintings for you to enjoy! In addition, we are featuring the work of Carol Tribou for the month of May. Carol creates beautiful glowing...

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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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Featured Artist

June 2021 Featured Artist- Rebekah Thuline

June 2021 Featured Artist- Rebekah Thuline

Rebekah is a young artist a couple years out of college. She took art classes during her high school years, first at Reidland High School, then at McCracken High School. But she didn’t fall in love with painting until her time at WKCTC. She took classes from Randy Simmons, and Tanya...

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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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Event Calendar

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Support

Become A Patron

With a donation of $25 or more, receive the PAPA Monthly Newsletter,  “Dutch’s Doodle” and all special Gallery events and exhibit announcements for one year. Our Gallery Show changes every three months. You’ll be the first to know when it’s ready for viewing, or if there will be a special opening event.

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.