About The Artist Relocation Program
The Artist Relocation Program began in March 2000 and has become a national model for using the arts for economic development. At a time when funding for the arts is being cut, Paducah fosters an environment where artists and the arts can flourish.
While the financial incentives offered by the city were limited to dilapidated housing at little cost (often as low as $1) and professional design fee assistance of up to $2,500, the intrigue of becoming a part of a true art enclave proved irresistible. To date, LowerTown artists/residents, primarily through a generous and innovative financing arrangement offered by community partner Paducah Bank, have invested over $30 million in restoring this model community to its previous glory. For more information on available properties and incentives please call the Paducah Planning Department at 270.444.8690.