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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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Proud as a Peacock

Proud as a Peacock

Joyful, sassy, and expressive are all words that provide just a hint of what you'll experience with the art of Liz Hudson, our featured artist for August. The rich blues and greens are the first things you may notice in this painting, Peacock. Look...

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Teal Garden

Teal Garden

Carol Couric Tribou takes sunshine and flowers all the way to the state capitol in "Teal Garden." This vibrant painting will be on exhibit in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol as part of the Team Kentucky exhibit through the end of the...

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Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Italy

You need go no further than the PAPA Gallery in downtown Paducah to get a taste of European travel this summer. Our July featured artist, John McLaren, takes you on a visual mini vacation with his personal journal from Italy. Grand Canal, shown...

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August 2022 Featured Artist – Liz Hudson

August 2022 Featured Artist – Liz Hudson

I began my journey of art in the 6th grade when Mrs. Arco Jones bragged on me and let me put something in the year book. Believe me, it was something. It was a drawing of a trophy. It was awful, but I felt like I was a famous artist. I have always had the passion to draw and paint, but life got in the way. Since I...

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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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