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WELCOME TO

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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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

You may remember the old song that begins "hot town, summer in the city" especially if you're coming downtown this weekend for Paducah's Summer in the City event. When you're looking for a place to escape the heat, drop by the PAPA Gallery and...

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Lazy Days

Lazy Days

As summer weather heats up, this image of children lazily playing on the sidewalk in the shade tends to provide a refreshing moment's respite. June's Featured Artist, Sandi Johnson, communicates volumes about carefree days in her painting Dream...

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Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

In the age of doorbell cameras, we find surprising "visitors" on a fairly regular basis at my house and perhaps yours too. May's People's Choice painting, aptly titled Doorbell Camera, might win the prize as one of the most entertaining visitors...

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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

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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Support

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 We invite you to share your passion for art with us!
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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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