Mission, Vision & History

Art Class

Our Mission

The mission of the Petaluma Arts Center is to promote awareness, appreciation and expression of the cultural arts for Petaluma and southern Sonoma County.

Our Vision

To create a place in central Petaluma where:

  • Visual artists present and market their arts;
  • Regional and nationally recognized artists host exhibitions;
  • Cultural performances draw local residents and visitors;
  • Creativity and self-expression are fostered;
  • Arts education is offered for people of all ages and means.

Our History

The Petaluma Arts Council began in June 1998, as a grassroots effort to acknowledge and celebrate local artists and their contributions and to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art as an enriching component of our daily lives.

Ten years later—in September 2008—with the support of the City of Petaluma and a particularly generous donor, the Petaluma Arts Council opened the Arts Center, a 4,500 square foot facility located in the historic Railroad Depot Freight Building, next door to the Petaluma Visitors Center.

  • Public Art Forum – April 19th

    Public Art Forum – April 19th
  • Winemaker Dinner – April 25th

    Winemaker Dinner – April 25th
  • DJVal’s Dance Party – April 26th

    DJVal’s Dance Party – April 26th
  • For Arts Sake – June 28th

    For Arts Sake – June 28th
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  • Visit Us

    230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma In the Historic Railroad Station (707) 762-5600 NEW Center Hours: 11-5 pm Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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