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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

Special Events & Extended Hours

November 18 - December 13 - PAPA $10 Miniature Sale (while supplies last)


Autumn Vistas

Autumn Vistas

If you're a lover of all things autumn, you'll be delighted with the current People's Choice selection. PAPA artist Danna Gardner provides a permanent reminder of the special hues nature presents for us to enjoy this time of year in "Sunset on the...

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An Abstract Experience

An Abstract Experience

"Abstract" was our artist challenge this month and Dale Houseworth created a painting that lends itself to introspection. His work, No Escape, invites the viewer to pause and look deeper to discover what it might represent. One of the enjoyable...

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It’s those Eyes…

It’s those Eyes…

PAPA Gallery's October featured artist, Cindy McLaren, is a bit of a tease. In this painting entitled, Eye on the Ball, she practically commands you to look at those eyes. While the man's head is well defined, everything beyond is only implied....

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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    


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.


Our Board

Dutch Thurman, President

Gerry Marcum, Vice 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


Event Calendar



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