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

1/21/2020 at 7:00 PM PT

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 6:30pm for socializing, then grab a seat at 7:00pm for an hour of unpredictable fun. Only 60 seats available.

When: Tuesday, January 21st 
Doors open at 6:30pm.  Program starts at 7:00pm.
Where: Petaluma Arts Center [230 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952]

For the ARTS: Zoe Fry, Ovule Project artist

Zoe Fry has 35 years experience as a BodyWorker and workshop facilitator, has tried her hand at app building and most recently is the artist behind the Ovule project. Her personal passion is the intersection of art and consciousness.

For BUSINESS LIFE: Jessicca Moore,
Director of Innovation at Petaluma Health Center

Jessicca Moore is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Director of Innovation at Petaluma Health Center, and a current fellow with the California Healthcare Foundation and UCSF. In addition to her clinical practice, she has been active in quality improvement at the local and regional levels for over a decade in efforts ranging from team-based care models to cardiovascular health and social determinants of health. The intersection of her personal and professional interests spurred the creation of a feature-length documentary, released in 2016, titled, "Why Not Home?" A transplant from the mid-west, Jessicca has been happy to call Petaluma home since 2005. 

Registration for this event is closed.


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