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.
"Terroir Sampling: Iran" - Music For Flute & Cello

12/18/2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM PT

December 18, 2019
Concert from 7 - 8:30 PM
-doors open at 6:30


Jennifer Hunt - Flute                      Eric Moore - Cello

Recent and experimental works for Flute and Cello by Iranian composers, presented in an intimate setting. Jenny and Eric will preface each work with a short introduction to the composer and the composer’s style to help listeners with fantastic music that is unlike any they’ve heard before.

Anahita Abbasi | No, I am not roaming aimlessly for Solo Flute (2017)
Alireza Farhang | A Capella for Solo Cello (2017)
Nima Hamidi | Bleached for Solo Cello (2014)
Aida Shirazi | Illusion for Solo Flute (2013)
Reza Vali | Folk Songs, Set #9 for Flute & Cello (1991)
New Music Decanted is a new nonprofit concert series with a core ensemble based in the North Bay that performs throughout the Bay Area. Collaborators from across the country come together to play cutting-edge new “classical” music, usually by living composers. Prefacing the concerts, the New Music Decanted podcast will give concertgoers a glimpse into the composers’ minds, the performers’ process, and the qualities that makes the music remarkable. NewMusicDecanted.org
Flutist Jennifer Hunt pursues a versatile musical life as a passionate performer and educator. She has played flute and piccolo with the Russian National Orchestra, Hartford Opera Theater, Montana Lyric Opera, Oakland Symphony, and Symphony Napa Valley and has been featured on National Public Radio.

More about the musicians:
Jennifer is adjunct faculty at Pacific Union College and Napa Valley College and an artist partner at Willow Elementary School.  She also travels around the country as a trainer for Leonard Bernstein’s Artful Learning education model, and she was recently featured in the documentary How Did You Learn Today? | The Artful Learning Case Study Film. While she is primarily classically trained, Jennifer enjoys playing jazz, bluegrass, Irish, Peruvian and American folk music. www.JenniferHuntFlute.com

Cellist Eric Moore won his first orchestral audition at the age of 15. He graduated from the University of Michigan, summa cum laude, as a triple major: BM Cello Performance, BM Music Theory, BM Music History. He has performed with more than a dozen orchestras and at age 23 became principal cellist of La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. He is the Executive Director of New Music Decanted and specializes in performing and premiering new “classical” music by leading composers.

Eric is, himself, an active composer and was recently the recipient of an Arts Council Napa Valley’s grant to compose and premiere a new 30-minute work, Soliloquy | Elegy for Five Cellos, in Spring 2020. He publishes his compositions and arrangements, and has released 3 music education apps as co-founder of Music Loft Apps. He is adjunct professor at Pacific Union College and teaches 15 cello students privately.  www.CelloLoft.com

Registration for this event is closed.