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Mission Statement and Goals
The City of Petaluma’s public art program is committed to enhancing the appearance and cultural richness of the City by incorporating works of art into public places and fostering art within public view or access in private developments. The public art program encourages the use of art to celebrate the City’s rich history, its significant environmental assets and the diversity of its community as well as to salute creativity, innovation and artistic excellence.

The chief goals which assist the Petaluma Public Art Committee and City Staff in implementing the public art program are:

  • Promote the display of public artwork through projects;
  • Develop a public art program that addresses and reflects the values, cultures and aspirations of the community;
  • Create a public art program that supports and advances the urban design and community goals of the City;
  • Develop community support for and encourage community participation in the public art program; and
  • Integrate the public art program into City ordinances, policies, plans and procedures to ensure the long-term viability of the public art program and the public art purchased under the program.


Petaluma Public Art Committee
The Petaluma Public Art Committee (PPAC) reviews and approves public art applications and related materials for any public art project on public property or as part of a public construction project as defined in Chapter 18 of the Implementing Zoning Ordinance, and provides general oversight of the public art program, its projects, and sites.

The PPAC consists of seven members, each serving four-year, staggered terms:


PPAC Member Name


Catherine Alden Chair

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020


Christopher Smith Vice Chair 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020

Katherine Plank Petaluma Art Center Representative

7/3/2017 - 6/30/2021

Heather Mackin

7/3/2017 - 6/30/2021

Caroline Hall

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2017
Margaret Geiss-Mooney 2/23/2015 -6/30/2016
Beverly Schor (Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission Representative) 2015 - 2016


The Committee typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00p.m. at the Petaluma Arts Center, located at 210 Lakeville Street.

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Contact Information

11 English St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4301
fax: 707.778.4498

phone: 707.778.4301

Hours: 8am - 4pm
Monday through Thursday – Closed every Friday

phone: 707.778.4470

Hours: 8am - 5pm
Mondays through Thursdays, Closed Fridays

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