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.
Utopian Cities

7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT

Dates: Monday, July 6 -  Thursday, July 9  
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Tuition: $150 general, $130 PAC members
Materials Fee: $15 payable to instructor on first day of class
Registration Deadline: July 2   Minimum class size = 5
Instructor:  Hilary Maslon

During these 4 days, we will make the Ideal City out of re-purposed materials such as cardboard and discarded objects. We start by creating the idea for our city and doing some drawing with crayola and washable markers.  In the next two days we build our sculptures using the idea from the day before. We will include building such as food source outlets, gardens and fountains, markets, houses, movie theaters and much more. On our last day we will finish our creations and organize the City. We'll appoint a mayor and other positions to run the city and do a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ms. Maslon will video tape the ceremony and sent you a copy. After we breakdown the City, children are free to take home their creations.  

About the Instructor:
Hilary Maslon received an MFA from Queens College NY. She is a visual artist with years of experience backdrop production for theater, film television and industry. She has worked in the field of art education since 1990.

Registration for this event is closed.