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, December 15 2022, 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.


 December Program Below -

Check back soon for more additions!

Alchemia Gallery - 111 Kentucky St - Jingle All The Holiday ~ Join Mary Gannon Graham, Jim Peterson, Joan Hawley, and special guests in rousing renditions of your favorite holiday tunes. You may even want to sing along!  20-min sets at 5p, 5:30p, 6, 6:30p, 7p, 7:30p

Artaluma Creativity Center - 145 Keller St – Join us for a Holiday Cabaret and sing a long featuring:
Scott DeTurk - A  wonderful and accomplished composer, musical director and accompanist who has worked with numerous Broadway performers - and worked with Eliz in a new works professional show at Berkeley Playhouse.
Elliot Choate - Extraordinary talented young singer, performed professionally in shows in Berkeley: James and the Giant Peach and A Christmas Story.  
Anne Clark - Superb vocalist and actress - well-known in regional theatre in the Bay Area, she was featured in the film Dream Girls and has toured nationally in professional musical theatre.
Qiana Hester - Marin School of the Arts recent grad Jazz Singer - also in local bands and Artaluma's Riff assistant teacher.  

Traditional and new Holiday tunes - bring your holiday heart and join us belting out songs (song sheet provided) sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Show times - 5p, 6p, and 7p

FREE.  Donations to Artaluma gratefully received.
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Jupiter Foods – 100 Petaluma Blvd N #103 - Culinary Arts... Cheese Boards  ~ Get tips for creating a crowd-pleasing cheese board for 2 or 20.  Get Alex's tips for a board that might look too good to eat.

Life on Earth Art – 8 Fourth St - Mail Art For Long-Distance Connection Imagine opening your mailbox to find a whimsical, non-conventional mail art envelope or postcard from someone you hold dear.  this holiday season ring in the New Year at Life on Earth Art by creating some mail art to send out into the world to connect with loved ones and bring us closer together.  From 5p - 8p we will gather at our communal art table and create personal, one-of-a-kind send-able works of art, keeping our intentions for the new year in mind.

The Art Hatchery - 401 7th St - Four Art Hatchery artists open their studios to the public for Arts Alive ~ Lance Kuehne, Karen Spratt, See See Lo, and Elizabeth Pond-McPherson will open their studios and serve refreshments during Arts Alive, several of them will offer many of their works at a discount for holiday shoppers.

VIBE Gallery - 1 Petaluma Blvd N - Holiday crafts project and live music!  Enjoy inclusive holiday music by renowned musician Dave Fromer, while one of VIBE’s house artists Jacki Fromer leads us in making a festive arts and crafts (take home) project.

Ziz Land - 210 4th St, Ste B - Watch Alissa demonstrate how she creates her whisk broom.  Visit Ziz Land Atelier & Boutique which showcases artisan crafts, decorative arts, textile garments and more.  Also stop by the attached art studio where artists Alissa Kaplan and Stefany Perlman work.  Alissa will demonstrate a turkey wing whisk at 6pm & 7pm.