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🎉🎈Birthday Paint Party!🎈🎉

On Saturday we hosted a birthday paint party that was SO much fun! Family and friends had a blast celebrating the birthday girl as the group painted beautiful flowers as demonstrated by the lovely and talented Spencer Collins. What a great way to spend the day!

We will be closed Sunday & Monday (September 4th & 5th) for Labor Day!


“The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely”

This exhibit runs through October 3rd, 2022

Upcoming Workshops and Classes

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 class title which will take you to our calendar!

Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler

When: Saturday, August 27th OR Sunday, August 28th

Ages: 16-100

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

4 week program (started August 8th)

When: Monday, August 29th

Ages: 16-100

Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

4 week program (started August 8th)

When: Monday, August 29th

Ages: 16-100

Drawing in Depth with Spencer Collins

When: Thursday, September 1st

Ages: 11-16

Watercolors & Gold with Spencer Collins

When: Thursday, September 8th

Ages: All

Intro to Collage with Spencer Collins

When: Thursday, September 8th OR Sunday, September 25th

Ages: 11-16

Draw Your World! with Spencer Collins

When: Sunday, September 11th AND/OR Sunday, September 18th

Ages: 5-11

Pinch Pots with Spencer Collins

For Kids!

When: Sunday, September 11th

Ages: 5-11

Intro to Printmaking with Tricia Reichert

When: 6 sessions – Tuesdays afternoons starting September 13th
Dates: September 13th, 20th, 27th & October 4th, 11th, 18th

Ages: 16-100

Fun Figures with Spencer Collins

When: Thursday, September 15th

Ages: 5-11

Fun Frames with the Family! with Spencer Collins

For Kids and..!

When: Sunday, September 18th

Ages: 5-11

Painting a Central Coast Pastoral with Pastels with Jim Tyler

When: Friday, September 30th & Saturday, October 1st

Ages: 16-100

Recurring Workshops

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays


Local Art News

Plein Air Coastal Artists – Art Center Morro Bay

Join Art Center Morro Bay’s casual group of plein air painters on Wednesdays! This is a self-directed fun group of dynamic artists who enjoy painting and sketching outdoors. The group meets at pre-determined locations each week.

Next meeting is Wednesday, August 31st

For more information, contact: Kirsti Wothe, Director of Adult Education at Art Center Morro Bay

(805) 996-0937 or

Exhibit – “CELL FUN AWARE!” – Los Osos Library

The Los Osos Library is thrilled to present “Cell Fun Aware!” a new collection of metal and canvas prints by photographic artist Kurt Rightmyer.

Exhibit runs through August 31st

Using only a smartphone and basic photo editing software, Kurt has created a mesmerizing body of work that asks us to think more about the primacy of image as a means to an authentic art experience today.

Art Bazaar Rummage Sale – Art Center Morro Bay

Please join the Art Center on October 1st & 2nd for live music, cocktails, mocktails, beer + wine, art supply rummage sale, shopping, raffle, kids craft corner and MORE!

The proceeds from this fun event will go towards giving the gallery and workshop space at the Art Center Morro Bay a more “contemporary facelift”.

New and like new supplies and materials, as well as tools, in good condition, can be donated between September 1st and September 22 during gallery hours.

Exhibit – “ON & OFF THE WALL” – Art Center Morro Bay

The Painters Group and Central Coast Sculptors are pairing up to bring you an exciting collective of intriguing paintings and sculptures, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

The show will be on display in the Virginia Russell gallery (upstairs) through September 19, 2022

Call for Artists – “FACES OF THE CENTRAL COAST” – Art Center Morro Bay

This very special exhibit is an artistic representation spotlighting a likeness, personality and mood of people and animals, the face of buildings and the beautiful landscapes that make the Central Coast a vibrant community!

Faces can be found along a hillside, imagined in clouds or a reflection from a pool of water. Graffiti, landmarks, horseback riding, ranching, surfing and other local sports are great examples.

WHEN: Entry, September 20, 2022, 10am – 2pm
Exhibit: September 22 through November 7, 2022
For more info, Contact Patricia Newton:

Exhibit – “CERTAIN MATTER” – Cuesta College

Certain Matter provides viewers with a bright, vivid, and engaging opportunity to explore contemporary abstraction, weaving together the works of nine multidisciplinary artists featuring paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and digital artwork. The exhibit focuses on the material’s role in each artwork’s capacity for expression as both the subject, the idea the work is about, and the object, the physical artwork itself.

The exhibit runs through October 14th