Art Central is an art & drafting supply store for local artists by local artists. It is our mission to promote & support the visual arts of San Luis Obispo County. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find what you need to create your masterpieces or discover a new creative outlet! We are also familiar with class supply lists from our local colleges and instructors. Our gallery proudly hosts a diverse array of fine art by local artists. We have both a fixed collection and monthly rotating shows. Details on current and previous shows are listed under the Gallery tab
Our current exhibit features flowers and critters for the spring season. Check out our call for artists page under our gallery tab to participate in our next exhibit!
Fine Art Supplies
We've got your fine art needs covered, if you can't find what you are looking for, let us help you special order what you need!
Workshops and Demos
Local artists teaching tips and techniques in multiple mediums and applications. It's never too late to start, and there's never too much to learn!
Brushes, brushes, brushes!
We carry a large selection of professional grade, student grade and beginner/craft brushes. Kolinsky Sables, Princeton, Neptune, Snap and more!
We carry an extensive range of beautiful papers by Arches, Rives, Somerset, Strathmore, Yupo and more!
Artists rich soft pastels and oil pastels, individually and in sets
We work and coordinate with local colleges to make sure students and professionals have the supplies they need.
Art Supplies for the kids!
Looking for creative and fun activities to keep your little ones learning? We have a large selection of Children's art supplies, projects, activities and kits. Come on by!