Public Art Installations

Art Exhibitions in City Hall

The City of Paducah is excited and proud to use City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street as a community anchor for non-commercial art exhibitions and special events.

To use City Hall to display an organizations’ work, community’s works, or individual work, please read the rules and application carefully and complete each section and all requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered or reserved for the event requested.  Applications should be sent in 30 days prior to the proposed exhibition date.  Submissions are not guaranteed.  Reservations are on a first-come/first-serve basis, and only when space and dates are available.

Applications may be submitted in-person to the Customer Experience Department at City Hall, 300 South 5th Street; by mail to P.O. Box 2267 Paducah, Kentucky 42002-2267; or by email to Customer Experience.  

City Hall Public Art Rules and Application >> 

 

Previous Art Exhibitions and Programs

Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships (September 5 - October 30, 2019)

Paducah’s City Hall hosted the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibition Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships which explores relationships between master folk artists and their apprentices.  During an apprenticeship, a master teaches skills, values, and stories to an apprentice from their community.  The apprentice works toward mastery through active learning and immersion in the culture. The result is a sharing of knowledge which strengthens the traditional art form by helping it to continue and take on new life.  Videos, photos, and interpretive panels are included in the exhibit in addition to quotes from the masters and apprentices.  This exhibit is based on more than 20 years of field research and interviews from recipients of the Kentucky Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant.  To learn more about the grant, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KAC/Creativity/FAA.htm.

Art Utility Box Program - powerART! (September 2019 - October 2019)

About the Utility Box Program - Paducah Power System and the City of Paducah invited artists living and working in Western Kentucky to apply for the Art Utility Box program, "powerART"!  As part of the City’s initiatives for beautification, community development, and need for public art – the City partnered with Paducah Power System to create visual paintings that connect and encourage the vibrancy and culture of Paducah by using Paducah Power’s utility boxes.  The utility box art program is designed to enhance and grow upon Paducah’s character and culture.  The utility boxes are located in Noble Park near Lake Gerry B. Montgomery.