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For this open exhibit, we are looking for artwork priced at $100 or less to tempt our holiday shoppers. All mediums and themes accepted. See more details in the contract below.

To participate, please download and fill out this artist contract
and bring it in with your artwork on Nov 29th between 10am-4pm

Artist Reception will be Saturday, Dec 2nd from 4-7pm, during the 2nd annual Holiday Treasure Stroll (more info to come!)

Custom Canvas Stretching

Need an unusual sized canvas? Josh is the man – He does custom canvas stretching of ANY size!

For more information contact Josh at

Josh will only stretch unpainted (primed or unprimed) canvas – won’t stretch artwork – thanks for understanding!

Craftmakers includes a variety of artists who work in fiber, clay, glass, metal, paper, and found objects. First formed in the mid-70s, the group exhibited work at the San Luis Art Center (now SLOMA), held meetings and classes, and offered studio visits. Craftmakers is now a member of the Central Coast Artists Collective, striving to enliven the art scene with imaginative pieces created with originality and skill.

Participating artists: Carolyn Chambers, Charlotte Daigle, Linda Elder, Kate Froman, Gina Gilbert, Gini Griffin, Barry Lundgren, M’Lou Mayo, Lauren Rayburn, Beryl Reichenberg, Maureen Wellard, Keasha Willingham, KD Friend, C. Hite

Last week of Artober 2023: Our Official October Art Challenge!

Fall is here and October is nigh, join us at Art Central for #artober with our first official daily art challenge!

How it goes:

1) Join in on the daily prompts! Do it everyday, every other day, or even weekly. No pressure to complete the whole month, only creativity & good vibes 🙂

2) Use any medium you want! Stick with your favorite or try something new.

3) Tag us @artcentralslo & use our hashtags to connect with other artists #artober #artcentralslo #acslotober

4) We’ll be featuring our community’s work in our blog & Instagram; make sure to follow us on both!

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: Fridays, Oct 27th-Nov 17th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Sunday, October 29th, 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Sunday, November 5th, 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: 15+

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When: Saturday, November 11th, 10:30am-1pm

Ages: All

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When: Sunday, November 12th, 12:30-3:30pm

Ages: All

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When: Friday, November 17th, 2-5:30pm & Saturday, November 18th, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 16+

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When: Saturday, December 9th, 10:30am-1pm

Ages: All

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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: Mark Selby

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

Next Session Monday, November 13th

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

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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

Ages: 16-100

Community Bulletin Board

If you’d like us to advertise your art event here, please email us at

Learn from one of the best teachers in SLO county!

From watercolor to block printing to pastel to drawing, Tricia does it all! She has added many new classes for the fall & winter seasons, all available in further detail on her website.

Come on out and support your MBAA Artists & step inside the Gallery to view the wonderful exhibits currently on display!

Saturday, October 28th from 12-4pm

The Cambria Center for the Arts invites submissions for a special holiday event. Learn more here!

Kick off the holiday season at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. Over 50 vendors await you at this one-day craft show, November 4th, 2023, 10am-3pm, where all the items are handmade!

Vendor registration begins October 3rd

This very special holiday event offers a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary.

Take-in: Tuesday, November 7, 10am – 2pm

Submission information, fees and entry forms

Let’s keep in touch!

– and remember –

Your mind is a gold mine. Dig deep!

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