PLEASE JOIN US!
On Saturday, April 19 from 9:30 am to noon at the Petaluma Arts Center, the City of Petaluma’s Public Art Committee will be hosting a forum to introduce our first public art fund project on Water Street. Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Center.
Susan Leibovits Steinman, Environmental Artist
Susan Starbird, Petaluma Waterways
Alison Marks, Chair of Petaluma Public Art Committee
Come learn more about the process of creating art for our first public art project along the Petaluma River. Share your ideas and be inspired by what public artists and curators are doing in other River Towns.
The City of Petaluma’s public art program is committed to incorporating art into public places to celebrate the City’s rich history, environment and diversity. The program aims to salute our regions’s creativity, innovation and artistic excellence.
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.