Petaluma Arts Center presents "Petaluma to the Playa" exhibition, featuring the artists who create for and document Burning Man. The gallery will be sectioned into areas designated for each of the participating artists to curate themselves. On the walls will be photography, drawings, design sketches, text, and paintings inspired by Burning Man. These pieces may be from the design process for large scale pieces, or may reflect on the history of the festival, or document some of the artists involved. Also on display will be sculptures, maquettes, jewelry, sections of large sculptures, books on Burning Man, journals, costumes created for the festival, and mutant cars.
Experience Burning Man vicariously from videos and photographs illustrated by seasoned photographers and Burners. Larger sculptures will be displayed outside on the Art Center campus.
The vision of the Petaluma Arts Center (PAC) is to build our community's creative capacity. We believe that this exhibition will be a catalyst, supercharging that vision. With an eye towards our mission of building community through art, these exhibitions will be supplemented by several events that will include tours of the studios of local artists, a speaker/presenter series, workshops, book signings, construction of a communal sculpture piece, live music, and community interaction and engagement.