230 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, CA 94952.
(707) 762-5600



Building Community Through Art


PAC is dedicated to building our community’s creative capacity by making art an increasingly vital and meaningful part of our public life.

In order to achieve this vision we will:

    • Strive to present innovative, inspiring and meaningful art exhibitions
    • Maintain a sustainable, accessible and inclusive space for community gatherings and for diverse artistic expressions and experiences
    • Enrich Petaluma both culturally and economically
    • Provide artistic and educational opportunities for learners of all ages
    • Foster creativity by embracing new audiences and new ways of seeing the world


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.


We are located in the historic train depot on Lakeville between East D and East Washington Streets, adjacent to the Downtown Petaluma SMART train. Entrance to our parking lot is from East Washington across from CVS.
Maya Khosla, Sonoma County Poet Laureate “From The Land To The Page—Writing About Rejuvenation After Fire”

2/23/2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM PT

“From The Land To The Page—Writing About Rejuvenation After Fire”

Annadel State Park, Old Bennett Valley Ridge Rd.
Feb 23, 8am – 3pm
Meet at the Arts Center parking lot at 8am to carpool to the location.


About the program:
This event will be an off-PAC site that will visit Annadel State Park, for a private access hike to the fire-damaged--and regenerating--marsh and forest areas off Old Bennett Valley Road.  Using the National Parks exhibition as a conceptual spring, the visit will include writings and subsequent readings based on guided experiences and observations from fire-damaged areas of the park.


About the speaker:
Maya Khosla is the Poet Laureate of Sonoma County (2018-2020). Her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes three times. The Literary Review, River Teeth, Poem, and other journals have featured her recent work. Maya has written All the Fires of Wind and Light (forthcoming from Sixteen Rivers Press in 2019), Keel Bone (Bear Star Press, 2003 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize), and Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press, 1995). She has taught writing workshops in Stanford University, Sonoma State University, and Mendocino Writers Work

Registration for this event is closed.


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