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.
Taking Flight Presentation and Rope Making Workshop

1/18/2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PT

"Taking Flight represents the metamorphosis of women, as we leave behind what has weakened us.  When we speak up and reunite with who we truly are, we make it possible to connect with our inner strength, spread our wings and take flight." -Nicki Adani

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Artist Nicki Adani received a Burning Man honoraria grant to create her steel installation, ‘Taking Flight’ for Burning Man 2019.  Its message is inspired by the #metoo movement, and is meant to empower women. 
This workshop will include a presentation of Taking Flight’s meaning, as well as its build process, and allow time for Q&A.

Master rope maker Wayne Sanders will guide you through the art of rope making.  Ropes will be made of provided materials, and participants are welcome to bring personal items to be transformed into ropes.  

Making rope symbolizes developing strength, from the raw materials we are given. By leaving behind messages on blank fabric flags, inspired by Tibetan prayer flags, participants will have the opportunity for contemplation, and transformation.  


Ropes created at the PAC can be taken home, or left behind to be included in one of Nicki's future art pieces, to inspire and empower women.

Registration for this event is closed.


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