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.
Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble in Concert

3/2/2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PT

The theme of the concert will be "100 years of Mandolins,"which will feature 
music from the early years of mandolin orchestras, plus some 
contemporary works for mandolins and modern arrangements of more 
familiar classical pieces ("Blue Danube Waltz," "Golliwog's Cakewalk," 
and more, including an original piece by music director Gus Garelick, based on music from the 
film "Never on Sunday." ). 

Doors open at 6:30.  Spend time seeing the current exhibition before concert begins at 7. 

The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble (GME) was formed in 2006 in Sebastopol, California, a town famous for its Gravenstein apples. Directed by Gus Garelick, the GME’s eclectic repertoire reflects music from Argentina to Russia, Italy to Ireland,  the Classical Era to Ragtime and beyond. This concert represents 100 years of mandolin orchestra music: from the Golden Age of Mandolin Orchestras (early 20th century) to some original music and arrangements.  The 17-member ensemble includes the entire mandolin family: mandolins, mandolas, and mandocellos, with the addition of gujtar, bass, percussion and other surprise guests. The ensemble has performed for numerous audiences in Northern California, including Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties, as well as San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and most recently the national convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America, held in Santa Rosa last November.. Their latest CD, ‘Sweet Harvest,” was released last Fall and will be available at the concert

Registration for this event is closed.


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