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Say Hello to Our Newest Gallery Resident:

Cheryl Barton

“I draw inspiration from faces and landscapes, often using images from my world wanderings and life abroad in Greece, Zimbabwe, and many other places. My muses are bodies, nature, and ancient history. They evoke a sense of mystery and at times nostalgia, which I try to show in my work. Primarily I love to play with printmaking techniques, but I also life-draw regularly and paint a bit.

I’ve got degrees in fine art, art history, and museum studies, and worked for several high-profile museums. In the last several years, I’ve exhibited with the Central Coast Printmakers at SLOMA, Morro Bay Art Association, Studios on the Park, and our beloved Art Central! I taught and wrote on art history for many years, especially for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.”

Stop by to see her work and give her a warm welcome!


Our next exhibit is coming up! In honor of spring, the theme is “Flowers and Flutterbys” and we’d love to see your bluebells and butterflies!

Exhibit runs April 7th to May 1st

Drop off art THIS Wednesday, April 5th

Artist Reception is Saturday, April 8th from 2-4pm

New Product Alert!

We now stock LEATHER PAINT!

One of our employees enjoys leather tooling and crafts and this is what she has to say about leather paint:

“Angelus makes the best leather paint on the market, I use it on all of my dog collars and custom belts I make and it stays on better than leather stain! Scratch proof, weatherproof, PLUS doesn’t crack or chip off – not only can you use it on your own leather crafts, but you can use them on your leather jackets, shoes, and more to create more personalized leather items! These images are some of my work using angelus leather paint.”

Here are some other items you can customize with leather paint!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.

For more info on each class, click on the “click here” button for more info about each class, or click on the class title which will take you to our calendar!

“Slo Drawz” Drawing & Social Club

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS in SLO County! Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group Slo Drawz!

Next meeting (Figure) is Monday, April 3rd, 5-7pm

Fee is $20 per session. We suggest advance registration – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or email Chantelle at

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine

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When: Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-2:30pm & Sunday, April 23rd, 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: All

Sculpey World with Zoe Williamson

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When: Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-12pm

Ages: 6+

Mommy & Me Paper Mache Frames with Spencer Collins

Spend quality time painting as a family on Mother’s Day and decorate adorable frames!

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When: Sunday, May 14th, 11am-12pm

Ages: 5-11

Portraits for Kids with Zoe Williamson

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When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5pm starting April 11th

Ages: 7+

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Macknow new class on TUESDAYS

When: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

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When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm


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Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 16-100

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 10:15am-1:15pm

Ages: 16+

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Ages: 8-13

Community Bulletin Board

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“Aquarius” – Exhibit – Central Coast Watercolor Society

Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit featuring a wide array of watercolor artworks, ranging from experimental to traditional styles.

Aquarius 2023 is being held at the Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA.

The show will run from February 23 thru April 3, 2023.

“Our Central Coast” – Call for Artists – Studios in the Park

Morro Bay Art Association will be teaming up with Paso Robles Art Association, Cambria for the Arts and Atascadero Art Association for an exciting summer exhibit hosted by Studios on the Park!

Deadline for submissions is May 1st

Click HERE for more info

Oil Painting Workshops with Libby Tolley

Join Libby Tolley for her 2023 studio and plein air oil painting workshops! She’s offering a Plein Air Essentials workshop for studio artists wanting to learn to work on location, and artists that have not worked with her before.

Other workshops available as well, click here for more info!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

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