ARTS ALIVE connects and promotes

Petaluma's vibrant arts community. 

Join us on the third Thursday of each month in

a citywide celebration of art and artists.

ARTS ALIVE will take place Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5pm-8pm.

The event will feature engaging and interactive activities

at the Petaluma brick-and-mortar “host” venues listed below ~

Arts Alive’s mission is to connect, promote, and celebrate Petaluma’s vibrant arts community.  It is a city-wide eclectic art experience occurring monthly

on the third Thursday from 5pm-8pm.  The public will experience live music, dance, theater, improv, storytelling, art demonstrations, poetry, book launches, photography, dance parties, multimedia exhibits, film, and more.  Arts Alive is currently taking place at 11 “host” locations throughout Petaluma and

will expand rapidly as the vision takes off.  Attendance is free.  Some venues may suggest reservations.


 April 2023 Program

More Events Coming - Check Back Soon!


Artaluma Creativity Center - 145 Keller St – Three Women Artists at Work ~ Experience a quadraphonic sound art installation art piece and listen to poetry read by current and past Poet Laureates of Sonoma County.  Featuring: Elizabeth C Herron, Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, Merlin Coleman, sound installation artist, and Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Sonoma County Poet Laureate emeritus.  Readings and conversations about the artists’ creative process, motives, material, and hopes for their art.  

  • 5pm – 6pm ~ Presentation
  • 6pm – 6:30 ~ Q&A with the Artists
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm ~ Encore Presentation
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Unicorn Blessing Brigade - Walnut Park + Several Arts Alive Venues – The Unicorn Blessing Brigade will be painting the streets with positivity during April's Arts Alive. The Unicorn Blessing Brigade will be practicing their dance moves for the Butter & Egg Days Parade in Walnut Park at 5:30 pm ... and will head out to visit a select number of Arts Alive venues from there! Parade practice at 5:30pm & we ride at 6pm.

VIBE Gallery - 1 Petaluma Blvd N – The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways  to Amplify Your Life Through the Science and Magic of Cannabis ~ Join Melanie Abrams and Larry Smith as they talk about the making and baking of their book, THE JOY OF CANNABIS: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life Through the Science and Magic of Cannabis. Melanie and Larry will talk about why this book is needed now by the canna-curious and canna-connoisseurs alike and answer all of your questions about navigating this world — questions that often turn into thoughtful discussions with the audience. Ongoing from 5pm – 8pm.

  • 5pm – 6pm ~ Mix and mingle
  • 6pm – 7pm ~ Author presentation
  • 7pm – 8pm ~ Mix and mingle