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Art Quest Petaluma

Linda Postenrieder on Petaluma's rich cultural center

Art thrives in Petaluma

Art truly thrives here in Petaluma.   We are lucky to have such strong support for the arts.  So, June is a great time to get out to see & experience the visual arts whether you love jewelry, photography, vintage, paintings, sculpture,  fabrics, or a combination.  Many Petaluma artists are participating in Art at the Source (http://artatthesource.org) this weekend (6/2-3) & next (6/9-10).  A great opportunity to support the arts is to visit the downtown galleries for Art Walk before attending Petaluma… Read More »

Haus Fortuna has been a cornerstone for PDA

When I first became interested in the Petaluma Downtown Association (PDA), I remember being really impressed with the passion expressed by several of the movers & shakers.  Of those people, none had more energy, leadership and savvy than Karla Schikore.  Karla, with help from her wonderful husband George, have been such stalwart supports of the downtown.  I’ve always been amazed at Karla’s generosity of time, resource, ideas and energy.  Due to her guiding hand, the PDA has been vibrant through some of the toughest years… Read More »

For the Love of Art

Many of you participated in the inaugural “For the Love of Art” event last year.  Tomorrow, Sunday, January 22nd, 2012  is your chance to enjoy amazing art, fantastic food, dynamic drinks and marvelous music once again in the 2nd annual For the Love of Art fundraiser for the Petaluma City Ballet. Starting at 5pm and going until 8pm, 7 of the 8 locations including the Petaluma Arts Center, Haus Fortuna, Gallery One, Art WitnOut Labels (AWOL), Riverfront Art Gallery, Calabi Gallery… Read More »

A Shining Star

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you had a great holiday and that 2012 is a wonderful year for you. I have been reflecting on the last year and wanted to share with you my gratitude for one of Petaluma’s shining stars, Marie McCusker, the Executive Director of the Petaluma Downtown Association (PDA) and Petaluma Visitors Program (PVP).  As a downtown merchant, the PDA has been an incredible partner and advocate.  I have been honored to have served on the PDA… Read More »

December Art Walk Electrified!

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 10th, 2011 from 4 -10pm, the Petaluma Downtown Galleries are electrifying the December Art Walk with extended hours and a fantastic spectrum of special events and offerings slated for .  These galleries represent dozens of master artists and emerging sensations.  The December Art Walk presents an excellent opportunity to find that unique gift of art while taking in the holiday vibes in the heart downtown.  Give a personal and lasting gift of art.   Shoppers are sure to… Read More »

Art Walk this afternoon!

You will find new art up at Riverfront Art Gallery, Haus Fortuna, Gallery One, Calabi Gallery, Viva Cocolat and Pelican Art Gallery today for Art Walk from 4 – 7pm. I invite you to get out into this beautiful day to stroll the downtown and take in the rich, wonderful spectrum of art we have in the heart of our fine town! Remember it goes from 4 – 7pm!

El Dia de los Muertos part of Art Walk

The Second Saturday Art Walk will be further enhanced!  Tomorrow is the kickoff artists reception at the Petaluma Arts Center for this year’s El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  This Latin American tradition is a celebration of those who have passed.  The reception is from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  Lots of other events throughout the week can be found on the published schedule by clicking here. Plenty of great art downtown.  Join us for the Art Walk from 4 –… Read More »

Gallery One Reception During Art Walk

We’re so lucky to have so many great galleries in Petaluma.  This Saturday, October 8th, during the October Second Saturday Art Walk, award winning  Gallery One will be presenting another fantastic exhibit featuring Texture with Paper by Lynn Davis, Glimpses of Nature by Tracy Bigelow Grisman and Heavy Metal by Hella Merrill.  Art Walk goes from 4 – 7pm.  This reception will go until 8pm.  Hope to see you downtown!

Chris Clark Finale to Art Walk Oct 2011

October Art Walk will be buzzing with the arrival of holiday season. Many of the locations on the Art Walk will have El Dia de los Muertos alters in celebration of our joint heritage with the Latino community.  Wander your way through downtown on the Second Saturday Art Walk, Oct 8th from 4 – 7pm.  You will enjoy new shows up at Gallery One, Riverfront, AWOL, Has Fortuna and the Petaluma Arts Center as we welcome in the full swing… Read More »

Art in the Park and Art Walk Running Fence

Next weekend is packed with art viewing opportunities! Petaluma Arts Association’s 54th presentation of Art in the Park at Walnut Park from 10 – 5 Saturday and Sunday, September 10th & 11th, 2011.  A wide spectrum of art styles and medium will be represented. Back in the 1980s, Sonoma County was put on the map by the installation art project called the Running Fence by Christo & Jean Claude .  Fast forward to September 2011 and get set for a new… Read More »