The Petaluma Arts Association has been active in the community since it was founded in 1957. PAA contributes to the community and to the schools’ art programs by sponsoring exhibits, field trips, workshops and docents. Art programs in Petaluma schools are an important part of PAA’s activities. Each year we select several grant applicants to receive funding for projects. Activities are planned both to encourage beginners and to stimulate experienced artists. Monthly programs include demonstrations by guest artists, hands on workshops and critiques.
PAA is organized: * To provide a supportive fellowship that motivates and encourages its members. * To develop and expand skills and appreciation in the field of visual art. * To provide activities that promote appreciation of art in the community. * PAA encourages and helps develop art programs in the schools.