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.
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. It’s aim is to salute our regions’s creativity, innovation and artistic excellence.
The City of Petaluma Public Art Master Plan has been adopted and is about to take effect. Please join us to learn more about the process for acquiring and placing public art in both public and
private projects. Share your visions for the future, and be inspired by what public artists and curators are doing in the Bay Area.
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Chandra Cerrito, gallerist, art advisor, consultant to the City of Petaluma, Public Art Master Plan
Debra Lehane, arts administrator, curator, Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation
Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector, public artists. Designed and fabricated Cyclisk, an obelisk composed of recycled bicycle parts, in Santa Rosa.
Topher Delaney, environmental artist and builder develops projects that focus on the exploration of landscape architecture, site installation and public art.
Alison Marks is the current PAC liaison to the Public Art Committee. Email Alison Marks (alisonmsonicnet)