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.
March Idea Lounge

3/19/2020 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.

ART - Siri Hansdotter, “The Stillness that Moves Me: Reflections in Lost Wax Jewelry”
LIFE - Jessie Mowry, “Shrink or Shaman: What Is UnTherapy?”

Siri Hansdotter is a lost wax jewelry artist creating one of a kind and limited designs in silver and gold. She is inspired by rituals of adornment celebrating jewelry as more than ornament, but a vibrant story of how we express and connect with the spirit of life. Siri spent hours in her 20’s thrifting estate sales, coveting the curiously kept garments and adornments once loved by another. She's especially drawn to the collectability of jewelry, it’s small and travels well, it tells a story and is connecting. It’s sentimental. It gets passed on through generations and outlives us, and is most often created to commemorate a special event, honor a loved one, and remind us of our unique story.
Jessie Mowry is a certified life coach specializing in helping people overcome self-sabotaging behaviors. Her core belief as a life coach and wellness counselor is that when someone is given the right tools, old wounds can serve as the foundation from which wisdom and grace can emerge. Over the years she has pursued various therapies with amazing psychologists, eventually going to school to become a counselor, and seeking mentorships with enlightened masters from Asian-Zen backgrounds to Native American shamanism. Because she prefers an East/West approach to coaching and counseling, she has included UnTherapy in her practice as a way to effectively draw from internal strengths rather than from external circumstances, a practice she models for her clients.

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