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.

Starting Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5-8pm 




The inaugural ARTS ALIVE will take place Thursday, August 18th, 2022, 5-8 pm.

The event will feature engaging and interactive activities

at the following Petaluma brick-and-mortar “host” venues.

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

on the third Thursday from 5-8 pm. 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.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the magical creature-themed “Unicorn Blessing Brigade” as they weave their way from Grand Central Cafe on

Weller St at 5:30, working their way through town. The Unicorn Blessing Brigade is full of positivity and is bound to put a smile on your face! 


Artaluma Creativity Center - 145 Keller Street - Improvisation - Artaluma welcomes experienced teacher and performer Cheryl King and friends as they perform fun and interactive games for Arts Alive. Audiences will be treated to joyful, humorous, and honest improvisation experiences. Free! 3 mini-show times (event bright link) 6:30-7:00, 7:00-7;30 and 7:30 - 8pm.

Alchemia Gallery - 111 Kentucky Street - As part of August's Arts Alive celebration, the Alchemia Gallery will host spoken word artist Zachary Weil and poet Julie Yeager.

Aqus Cafe -189 H Street - Artists Gail Foulkes and Jennifer Tatum are exhibiting at Aqus. Come by and say hello before 7 pm! 

Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky Street - No program this month

Jupiter Foods, 100 Petaluma Blvd N - See Live Music at Jupiter! David Noble and Rob Fordyce from Pardon The Interruption will be playing their Hot and Fresh Rock from 6-8 pm!

Grand Central Petaluma - 226 Weller Street - ROCKET. Sculpture and interactive live performance at 6 pm:6:30 pm and 7 pm. The WonderStump Art

Collective is a band of passionate creatives of all artistic disciplines.

Life on Earth Art - 8 4th Street - Life on Earth Art invites to you to an uplifting evening of art, music, and refreshments Thursday, Aug 18, from 5-8 p.m. learn about Unbound, our current groundbreaking program at one of California’s most extensive psychiatric facilities and Street Fleet, our new project of giant winged heart street puppets. Enjoy the music of Archer Monk from 6-7:30 p.m. Archer Monk.

Polly Klaas Community Theater, 417 Western Ave - No program this month, opening September 22

Reed Gilliland - Putnam Plaza -Collaborators from the "I am Petaluma" Listening Builds Community project are hosting a two-part program in Putnam Plaza - Join Us for Children's Books readings by Drake Cunningham and Melissa Abercrombie; translated into Spanish by Angel Lechón, 5-8 pm

Riverfront Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd N - No program this month

Speakeasy, 139 B Petaluma Blvd N - Chappy & Friends in the Plaza 7 pm - 10 pm

The Art Hatchery, 401 7th Street - Get an inside view - Two Hatchery artists, painter See See Loca and fine art photographer Lance Kuehne, will open their studios to the public. They will demonstrate the processes used in creating their artwork, and their work will be on sale.

VIBE gallery, 1 Petaluma Blvd N - Live Music with Angus Martin, accordion player extraordinaire! Our current gallery exhibit is 'Magnificent,' curated by the artists of the Magnificent mural across the street, AmandaLynn, and Lady Mags. The exhibit includes 11 female artists and the beautiful public art piece, Magnificent.

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