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.
Idea Lounge

7/18/2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM PT

The Idea Lounge: Imagine two speakers: one from the arts, one not. THE AUDIENCE discovers what they have in common, revealing the connections between art and life. Join us at 6:30 for socializing, then grab a seat at 7:00pm for an hour of unpredictable fun. Only 50 seats available.

When: Thursday, July 18th.  Doors open at 6:30.  Program starts at 7
Where: Lagunitas Lounge, 
 Bibbero building 1300 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, 94954.

Representing the arts: Sean Paul Lorentz,  a sculpture and studio manager for Sculptor Mark di Suvero. Graduated in 2006 Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art University of California, Santa Cruz 2003-2005 Florence French Scholarship for the Arts and Irwin Project Award. Sean's work is the product of an instinctive process involving personal experience and the perpetual development of skills within the mediums of life and steel. Each piece is cumulative of the knowledge gained from the ones preceding it, and represents the fluid evolution of his abilities as human and sculptor.

Representing junction of business and art: Alexis Scarborough,  a Bay Area artist, writer, and photo stylist. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Fine Art and Costume Design, and a Master’s Degree in Modern Art History with a focus on women in the arts. She worked for many years in San Francisco as a window/retail designer for boutique stores such as Gump’s, and as the Visual Director for Williams-Sonoma Inc.  Moving into photo styling, fine art, and writing was a natural transition for her. She is currently working on a new series of oil paintings, and is the author of a forthcoming book of poetry called This Body Has No Text.

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