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.

Thursday September 15, 2022 - 5-8pm 



 ARTS ALIVE will take place Thursday, September 15th, 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.

Artaluma Creativity Center - 145 Keller Street - Hands-on artmaking evening. Unicorn horn decorating crafts for kids, and bite-size (1/2 hr) art classes "Painting for Scaredy Cats" with Elizabeth McKoy for adults.

5-6 pm - Kids Crafts. Decorate a unicorn horn, then wear it in the unicorn blessing parade leaving Artaluma at 6 pm.
6-8 pm -Adult Art. 3 Pop-up mini art classes. Sample our upcoming 'Painting For Scaredy Cats' series with Elizabeth McKoy.
Join us and take part in hands-on art activities or just watch. If you want to paint with us - we have three 30-minute mini-classes. Starting at 6:15pm, 6:45pm and 7:15pm. RSVP encouraged. Observers are welcome to come and go at any time.

Alchemia Gallery - 111 Kentucky Street - Featuring singer-songwriter Brett Fenex. Brett is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a deep love of all styles of music. He is a founding member of the popular bands "Animal Farm" and "Strange Daisies" and has mentored Alchemia artists for over 20 years. He also plays guitar with the West County Jazz Collective.
Every artist has a voice. A nonprofit organization, Alchemia supports artists with disabilities to share their voices through the visual, performing, and creative arts.

Aqus Cafe -189 H Street - This is a roundtable discussion on how art matters and its value to the community. The kitchen closes at 7 pm. Come have a conversation.

Copperfields Books - 140 Kentucky Street- We welcome Javier Zamora for a conversation with Sheryl Cotleur about his highly anticipated memoir, Solito. 
This is a free event. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Masks required for in-store events.``

Jupiter Foods, 100 Petaluma Blvd N - Join us for an evening of LIVE and LOCAL music, tacos, and jewelry out front of your favorite farm-to-table grocer, Jupiter Foods!  David Noble of Pardon The Interruption will be performing an acoustic set of original rock, funk, soul, and reggae-inspired tunes, plus an array of classic covers ( David Bowie, The Police, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and more). Mae Blackmore, local artist, and jeweler extraordinaire, will be selling unique hand-crafted pieces from her daywork at Junegrass Studios.
Tacos Don Pepe will be feeding the masses with Organic and Locally Sourced Traditional/Vegan Mexican Cuisine.

Grand Central Petaluma - 226 Weller Street - Gina Stahl-Haven is one of the most dynamic comics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been performing in the comedy and improv world for over 15 years and is the 2nd Place Winner of the 2019 San Francisco International Comedy Competition (the 1st woman in 36 years and the only woman other than Ellen Degeneres to hold this title). You may have caught Gina on season 17 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where she received 4 yesses from the celebrity judges. Howie Mandel calls her “wonderful” and “memorable.”  Her intoxicating stage presence makes her irresistible to watch!  @TheFunnyGina on Facebook and Instagram

Left Bank Art & Antiques - 131B Kentucky St -Meet the Artist. Edgar Haris will be on hand to talk about his artwork and the creative process.
Enjoy seeing examples of his 3D metal sculpture artwork.

Life on Earth Art - 8 4th Street - Enjoy ice cream treats and face painting while learning about amplifying our voices with art to affect positive social change. Join us at Life on Earth Art as we embark upon our activist Street Fleet mission! See prototypes of winged heart street puppets, learn about the ways art can spark conversation and change, and participate in activities of healing and support. Bring the whole family to enjoy ice cream, temporary tattoos, and skin-safe airbrush stenciling!

Magic Shop Studios Gallery -429 1st St, Suite 260  Stephen Milborrow will be exhibiting the "Portrait Drawing Machine"!

This machine creates ink drawings of seated subjects, much like a human artist. At the show, the machine will sketch members of the public. Each drawing takes about 10 minutes.- it's pretty amazing, so don't miss this opportunity! Gallery studio Artists: Jennifer Mygatt Tatum, Reneee Kelly, Patricia Landgraf, Leise Gerritsen, and Andrea Wedell will be open.

*Polly Klaas Community Theater, 417 Western Ave - Not this month

Rebuilding Together Petaluma and Reed Gilliland - Putnam Plaza -Come and help artist Susan Bercu create streamers of discarded plastics to decorate the trees at Putnam Plaza. Your creations will be hung during the upcoming “I am Petaluma” installation at Putnam Plaza. Bring your unneeded plastic items. Sponsored by Creative Sonoma and the Petaluma Public Art Committee.

Riverfront Gallery - 132 Petaluma Blvd N - This event will talk about the Oli gallery and its family of artists that are now being showcased at the Riverfront

The Big Easy, 139 B Petaluma Blvd N -  Travis James of Highway Poets Solo with possible surprise guests

Taps On The River, - 54 East Washington St  - Come on down and get behind the scenes with The Soul Shake as they open up their practice sessions with us for this Arts Alive Experience:  Jammin', Groovin', Singin', Dancin'.... practicing' the Slul Shake Vibe!

The Art Hatchery - 401 7th Street - Lance Kuehne and a varying number of other artists at the Art Hatchery will be having an Open Studio during Arts Alive. Come check out some artwork and see how our studios operate.

Unicorn Blessing Parade
From a spontaneous dance party at Alchemia Gallery to their very own "musicorn" singing fun unicorn songs, the Unicorns of Petaluma enjoyed last month's ARTS ALIVE event so much fun that they're doing it again!
From 5-6 pm, Artaluma Creativity Center
(145 Keller) will be hosting a family-friendly "Unicorn Beautification" crafting event where Unicorns of all ages can make a crown or unicorn tail and get a FREE HORN (while supplies last) to wear in the parade!  "The Unicorn Parade will depart Artaluma at 6 pm for a parade around the Downtown.

VIBE gallery - 1 Petaluma Blvd N - Erica Ambrin is a singer/songwriter who captivates with her soulful voice and dynamic style. Live music with Erica Ambrin! Art exhibit 'Magnificent' is a collective of 12 female artists, curated by the creators of the Magnificent mural, AmandaLynn + Lady Mags.

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