We are bringing back the Affordable Art Show this year as a fundraiser for Yeiser Art Center!
Beginning in 2009, Paducah’s Affordable Art Show was sponsored by Paducah Renaissance Alliance (now Main Street Paducah) and was conceived of, planned, and put on annually by YAC board member Nikki May and then PRA marketing director Jessica Perkins Vasseur.
The Affordable Art Show was created with three main goals. First, to showcase work by artists living and working in and around Paducah. Second, to help art appreciators and shoppers realize that there is wonderful affordable art available locally and that you don’t have to empty your wallets to fill your walls. And finally, to bring folks out to a Lower Town or Downtown Paducah gallery for a night of fun, food, wine and art at this fantastic annual party!
The first few years, when it was sponsored by PRA, it was intended simply to introduce the community to fine art available in Downtown and the Lower Town. We understood that art can seem intimidating to some, but this is an event that encouraged Paducah residents to explore art and engage with local artists and provide a fun pre-holiday event for shoppers. Later it was used as a fundraiser for Paducah Arts Alliance for several years and for the last three years it was held at Yeiser.
This will be the first time bringing it back since 2016 and the first time as a fundraiser for Yeiser!
Here’s the scoop:
- One night only, Thursday, December 5, 2022
- Any artist living or working in or around Paducah is eligible to enter work in this non-juried show.
- All works must be available for purchase and priced under $500.
- More details, sponsor info, artist submissions and important dates to be announced soon!!