The Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC) was founded in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild to promote appreciation and creativity of the visual arts. It began as a tiny volunteer group led by Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans. YAC now has a permanent exhibition space and a collection of approximately 300 pieces. The center provides visual art workshops for both children and adults, as well as gallery discussions and artist lectures. They now have a full-time executive director and three workers. YAC also offers a great volunteer program and a supportive membership program. More interesting reads.


YAC, a prominent advocate for the visual arts in their community, continues to provide exciting exhibits and events. The shows selected represent a wide variety of art forms, genres, and methods from traditional to modern. The center offers unique artworks, a venue for artists, and instructional resources for schools, universities, and community groups. YAC offers art experiences for children while campaigning for a solid visual arts education in their local schools. They seek to promote established and developing regional and national artists.


YAC wants to be a nice neighbor. They encourage collaborative initiatives, seeking funding and contributing time and skills to other community arts projects. The center is a cultural hub in Paducah’s historic downtown, adding to the city’s overall appeal as a tourist destination. YAC is a non-profit visual arts organization that serves people and children of all ages across the area without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex, or handicap.


Membership in the YAC is a great way to support the arts in Paducah and beyond while also getting loads of perks and exclusive access to YAC events. YAC’s programming showcases and promotes Paducah’s burgeoning art scene by bringing in artists from other parts of the country. Become a member to support our efforts to provide you with high-quality exhibits, a wide range of seminars, and other cultural offerings. We are able to raise funds from people, corporations, and the government because of the support we get from our members.


All members of the YAC family have access to the center’s facilities and services in a more personalized way. All membership fees go to fund the center’s ongoing efforts to exhibit and conserve its priceless collections.


The YAC’s mission is to increase the region’s access to exciting new exhibits. Promotion of the arts may be sustained and improved in Western Kentucky with your help. The Yeiser appreciates your continued patronage!


The Yeiser Art Center relies heavily on charitable donations. Their exhibits, educational initiatives, and community outreach are made possible by these contributions, which may be set at various amounts, one-time or recurring monthly. Check this out >>>


Volunteer opportunities for Yeiser. I mean, anyone. Along with the practical benefits of serving as a volunteer at the Yeiser Arts Center, there are some real opportunities to develop new skills and use old ones. They’ll also explore the elements of volunteering in general and provide some tips along the way. So whether you’re looking to serve, to grow, or just to have more fun, we hope you can join us soon in our mission to share art and ideas with the community! Are you interested in Volunteering but are unsure of where to start? Join them at Yeiser Art Center and see how you can support their mission! They want to show you what a difference you can make.