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


PAC Tax ID (EIN) is 31-1804169


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.
Art Bus Visits The World of Charles and Ray Eames

2/16/2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM PT

ArtBus Excursion
Saturday, February 16
Meet at the Petaluma Arts Center, 9:00am


Climb aboard the Art Bus to visit “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” now on exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California.
Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Go beyond their most well-known designs in this intimate and inspiring exhibition portraying their legacy and lives in California. The Eameses—who founded The Eames Office—valued knowledge and discovery, embraced the joy of trial and error, and saw no separation between life and work. Through multi-media installations, films, rare prototypes, photography, furniture, toys, products, as well as personal letters, drawings, and artwork, discover the story of the Eameses from a fresh perspective. Explore the breadth of their work across many fields in this interactive exhibition that brings their ideas and playful spirit to life.

This trip on the Art Bus will be extra special because our docent for this visit is the granddaughter and curator of the Eames collection, Llisa Demetrios.  Llisa is an artist in her own right and a member of the Petaluma Art Center Board of Directors.  Llisa is also a member of PAC’s Exhibition Committee and curator of last year’s blockbuster exhibition, “The Power of Ten.”

The Art Bus will leave the Arts Center at 9:30 am.  Parking is limited

Fee for this very special trip is $18 for non-members and $15 for members.  Entrance fee for the exhibition is $14.00 for adults and $9.00 for seniors.  These are special group rates.

Registration for this event is closed.


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