New quilt-themed public art project
to debut during AQS QuiltWeek – September 2017
PADUCAH –As plans for the Fall Paducah 2017 American Quilter’s Society annual QuiltWeek® and the new Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront evolve around the Schroeder Expo Center and Carroll Convention Center, Paducah is preparing another creative component to its ongoing quilting and fiber art assets. Plans are underway for a series of Quilt City USA® Murals to debut in September 2017. The privately funded floodwall mural series will be located on the floodwall facing the Carroll Convention Center between 4th and 5th Streets on what is known as Park Street.
The Quilt City USA Murals project is the brainchild of Mayor Gayle Kaler who saw this as an opportunity to enhance Paducah’s reputation as an international destination for quilters and fiber art enthusiasts. “With the UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art designation, the quilt murals are a perfect opportunity to showcase how Paducah is a catalyst for connecting cultures through creativity,” notes the Mayor. “There’s no better vantage point for a 24/7 public art attraction than the 19-panel concrete floodwall outside the Convention Center, where nearly 5,000 quilters attend workshops with internationally celebrated instructors and 30,000 visitors from across the globe are immersed in their craft. It’s what makes us who we are.”….