$20 ticket includes a food spread
You are invited to “reclaim” some parts and pieces of the historic Columbia Theatre at a special art exhibit and sale hosted by Paducah School of Art and Design.
Artists from around the region gathered bits and pieces from the interior of this landmark theatre and created art that will contain parts of the theatre’s past well into the future.
Please join us for this fun evening of history, art, and support for the restoration of our beloved COLUMBIA THEATRE! Take home a piece of history as well as a unique piece of art. Oh, and there will also be food and beverages!!!
The lights dim, the voices lower to a murmur and the screen illuminates the theatre – cascading up into the tall ceilings of this historic building…
The Columbia Theatre is a Paducah landmark, a staple of our downtown’s main street. Make a date night of it and join us Saturday, June 11 for an unforgettable evening of celebrating the revival of this one-of-a-kind building!
We have scoured this old theatre for all of the most intriguing, beautiful, delicate and story-telling pieces of history we can find and we will have it all ready for YOU to come and create your own story of the Columbia Theatre.
Come on your own, bring a friend or make a date night out of it!
We’ll take old drawers rescued from the old back rooms of the Columbia, fabric remnants from the luscious velvet curtains, strips of film, movie tickets, pay stubs AND anything you decide to bring in as well. Add in lots of other vintage memorabilia, metal what-nots and lots of paper ephemera…With these materials, we will create your very own Columbia Theatre historic piece!
We know this will surely stir up some nostalgic feelings of when you and your sweetie used to frequent the comfy seats of a dark movie theatre to get lost in a cinematic story, so we’ll of course, be serving up some Coca-Cola, a nice movie theatre brew, classic snacks and popping some buttery popcorn for you to enjoy while you create!
We are excited to be a part of restoring this beautiful building and can’t wait for you to join us for this one-of-a-kind evening!
Individual tickets: $75
Couple tickets: $140
Former resident/artist of Paducah’s Lower Town Arts District and current resident of Augusta, MO, Teri Moore works as a full-time visual artist. A unique and first of its kind installation will take place in the historic Columbia Theatre and you are invited to witness it!!!!
One day ONLY, we invite anyone to reserve a slot to take a walk through the 1927 art palace, viewing the artwork, but also taking in the beauty of this historic structure. There will also be activities on Broadway, including food/drink and live music so make plans to come before your scheduled slot and feel free to stick around after. All proceeds will benefit the Columbia Theatre Restoration Project.
Words from the artist: “In Augusta, I have a studio for the first time in years. Because of the large flexible space, I am able to work again on the subtly social political sculptural groupings I enjoyed creating while living in Paducah. I make these groupings based on happenings that affect me both regionally and worldwide. While the make no overarching ‘in your face’ comment, they do hint to the concept that inspires them. the two I have completed at this time speak to the following:
Group 1: Broken Things describe my only semi-successful attempt at putting them back together . . . once broken, I can never put it back the way it originally was, so it necessarily becomes a new thing of its own, inspired by its beginning.
Group 2: Variations on White speak to the very real issue of people being thought of and treated differently based on skin color. This concept breaks my heart as I realize the difference between things (us) are often such small ‘variations’ yet inspire such violence and resolve of individual perspectives as correct and superior.”
Teri is working on three more groupings of similar size and scope. Teri says, “They need to be seen; to be experienced.” She put the word out on social media to Paducah and St. Louis friends hoping to find a venue that would complement the work not only for exhibition to the community that accepts them, but also so she could install them all in one space in order to have professional photographs taken for further advancement of the exhibition. Teri loves rough, unfinished spaces to exhibit her work as her aesthetic matches these spaces best, she thought of the Columbia Theatre.