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.
The Inside Face of Outsider Art: New Perspectives from the North Bay

4/13/2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT

“The Inside Face of Outsider Art: New Perspectives from the North Bay”
Artists Reception April 13, from 5 PM - 7 PM

Every artist has a voice! This exhibition features artwork from many of the 100+ clients of Alchemia in Petaluma, Cedars of Marin and Marin Ventures. These three North Bay studios, exclusively represent artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These bold artistic voices express a vision of the world in a variety of artistic mediums including — but not limited to — ceramic, canvas, paper, and fiber arts. These works provide an arresting examination of both pop & traditional cultural norms of the seen and unseen world we inhabit.

Exhibition runs April 17  – May 27, 2019.   Note new gallery hours:  Wed - Friday from 10:30 - 4:30 Saturday 11 - 5 and Sunday from 1 - 5

Registration for this event is closed.


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