The Petaluma Arts Council worked with Petaluma’s Community Development Department, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor’s Bureau and Downtown Merchant’s Association to help pass the 1% for Public Art ordinance. This ordinance, passed by the City Council in 2005, earmarks 1% of development and redevelopment funds to create and display public art projects. Since then, several works have been erected throughout town. These art pieces help define the city’s identity, and benefit the entire community by enriching public spaces and boosting civic pride. Currently, the Petaluma Arts Center serves on the City’s Public Art Committee, and hosts its monthly meetings.
Alison Marks is the current PAC liaison to the Public Art Committee. Email Alison Marks (alisonmsonicnet)