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Creative Volunteers Needed!

The Elks Lodge in San Luis Obispo puts on a haunted house and carnival every year that’s free and open to the public! This year the theme will be “Lodge” with a reception, ballroom, lounge/bar, and much more. In order to fulfill their vision, the group is looking for artistic volunteers to help with creative direction! 

They’re hoping to find one or more energetic creative individuals who can assist Saturday & Sunday, October 21st & 22nd, and then some evenings on the following days leading up to the event (to be held Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th).

For more info please contact Nancy at (805) 543-0322 or 

Open Studio Art Tour 2023 Catalogs

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Open Studio Art Tour in SLO County! It’ll be taking place over the weekends of October 14th-15th and October 21st-22nd with over 100 artists participating across the county.

This event is free to the public! Visit fine artists and crafters in their studios as they
showcase their art and share their creativity.

Stop by Art Central to pick up a physical copy of the catalog or check out the digital version.

CAL POLY Class Kits are available!

We’ve made back-to-school shopping easy with ready-to-pick-up class kits for select art and architecture classes at Cal Poly!

Available Kits:

ARCH131 (Design & Visual Communication 1.1)

ART101 (Fundamentals of Drawing) for Professors Pines & Werner

ART102 (Art & Design Foundation Studies)

ART209 (Beginning Painting)

LA170 (Principles of Design Communication) for Professors Liggett & Kletzing.

Art Central’s kits have been updated for FALL 2023 and everything in them has been approved by your Cal Poly professor.

Buy online or walk in & pick one up!

This show is a celebration of the human figure. Stop in at Art Central through October 2nd to see how our local artists explored the human form!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

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!

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.

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When: THIS Saturday, September 9th, 1-4:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 16th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 16+

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When: Thursdays, Oct 5th – Nov 2nd, 10:30am-1:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 12-3pm

Ages: 15+

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When: Sunday, October 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm

*** Ages: 21+***

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When: Mondays, Sept. 11th – Dec. 18th, 3:30-4:30pm

Ages: 6-12

“Slo Drawz” Drawing & Social Club

Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group Slo Drawz!

  Artist: Cody Wood

2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 5-7 pm

Next Session Monday, September 11th

Please join us, sessions are $20 each with a suggested tip for the fabulous models! Advance registration is suggested – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or at

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

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When: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm AND/OR Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm

(No afternoon class this Wed, Sept 13th)

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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

Ages: 16-100

Community Bulletin Board

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Make colorful fused glass home & garden décor, gifts, dishware & more in this 3-session beginning fused glass class from 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 2023. Class fee is $165/3 weeks & includes ALL MATERIALS + tools, molds, equipment & firings. No previous art skills are needed-honest!

Get details & register at or

 North County artist Mandy Weathers is hosting an art show dedicated to aiding women and their children in San Luis Obispo County who are seeking a safe place. The show aims to allocate 75% of net art sales to support women’s shelters within the county.

Stop by Joebella Coffee Roasters in Atascadero to view the collection from now until the end of October.

What motivates us to pick up a paintbrush or visualize a complex idea in a piece of glass? Find out what artists in Art Center Morro Bay‘s exhibit Inspiration have to say!

Showing September 21st through November 6th with a reception on Sunday, September 24th from 2-4pm.

Join this 4-day workshop taught by David Limrite from October 7th-10th.

In this workshop, students will be challenged to look for what could be, instead of seeing what is. If you are looking for a fresh perspective for your creativity, an energy boost for you and your work, or if you are just looking for a different workshop experience, then this workshop is for you.

More info here!

For more local art news, check out the Central Coast Artists Collective’s newsletter!

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

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