Paint the Plugs Celebration Saturday in Lowertown
By Paducah Renaissance Alliance
PADUCAH, KY - Paducah Renaissance Alliance (PRA) is hosting a Paint the Plugs Celebration on Saturday, October 13. There will be food, music, walking tours featuring the 15 fire hydrants, art galleries and studios, and an awards ceremony for Paint the Plugs winners.
The Paint the Plugs Celebration will be throughout Lower Town, but centralized at the Texaco Station at 7th and Madison Streets. The celebration will run from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 2 p.m.
Live music will be provided by local musicians, Josh Coffey and friends. Coffey is a member of Bawn in the Mash and teaches music lessons at the Texaco Station. He and his friends will entertain with fiddle and guitar to set the mood for walking tours and picnicking.
Whaler’s Catch will be selling delicious food from their mobile food station on the open lawn at 7th and Madison. Seafood treats such as shrimp gumbo, crab cakes and more will be available for purchase to enjoy at one of the picnic tables set up on the lawn.
In conjunction with Lower Town’s Second Saturday, many studios and galleries are opening their doors including Paducah’s Artist in Resident, Dario Lazaretto of Italy. Lazaretto is a sound artist and will be doing recording workshops at the A.I.R. Studio at 6th and Madison.
Maps will be available at the Texaco Station marking the location of all the fire hydrants and open studios and galleries for the day.
“The Paint the Plugs Celebration will be the perfect way to end this tremendously successful public art project,” said Lisa Mullins Thompson, Executive Director of PRA. “The project exceeded our expectations — reaching new audiences, driving regional tourism and reinforcing a brand identity for the Lower Town Arts District.”
The popular vote contest continues on Facebook until 2 p.m. the day of the Paint the Plugs Celebration, so attendees may still cast their vote after taking a look around at all the entries before the awards ceremony.
For more information on PRA or the Paint the Plugs Celebration, please visit the website at www.paducahalliance.org. The Paducah Renaissance Alliance, a national Main Street program, serves to stimulate the economic vitality of the historic downtown and Lower Town arts district, while protecting the historic integrity of our community.
The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program is a collaborative effort between the Paducah Arts Alliance and the Yeiser Art Center. The residency is made possible through funding from a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Yeiser Art Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts."