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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Whether you enjoy springtime by walking your favorite pet or enjoying the profusion of colorful blooms, artists of the PAPA Gallery can help capture that feeling with art. This painting entitled,...

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For Good Health

For Good Health

It's springtime in the PAPA Gallery and this colorful painting, "For Good Health," is by our talented featured artist, Susan Lambert. Stop by to see Susan's distinctive selection of landscapes and...

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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

May 2021 Featured Artist – Carol Tribou

May 2021 Featured Artist – Carol Tribou

Carol Couric Tribou was born in Florida, moved to Texas when she was 6 and grew up there. She loved art from the beginning, getting the funnies, as a child and trying to draw them. Carol earned a Bachelor’s of Art at then Dallas Baptist College. She and her husband Dick married while in college....

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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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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.