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Through this Saturday (the 24th) – BUY 1, GET 1 FREE sale on studio stretched canvases!

Buy a 16×20 canvas, and get one (your choice) of the following free:

8″x10″ – 11″x14″

*Sale excludes gallery-wrapped canvases, canvas panels, wood panels*

Great Paint Party for Megan’s staff!

This Thursday we had a blast hosting a paint party for the employees of Megan’s Organic Market!

Our fabulous Spencer Collins guided the team as they bonded over their paintings. We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again, it’s not a party without paint!

Open Studio Tours – SLO County Arts

The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October each year.

This year’s weekends are October 8th/9th and October 15th/16th

Free to the public, fine artists and crafters open their studios to showcase their art and share their processes. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the catalog. Stop by Art Central to pick up a catalog!

Howdy! Only one more week to enjoy

“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!

Homeschool Art Sessions with ArtSocial805

Know anyone that homeschools? Help us spread the word about these awesome classes offered in our studio by ArtSocial805!

Segment 1 is currently underway while Segment 2 starts October 17th!

Intro to Collage with Spencer Collins

When: Sunday, September 25th

Ages: 11-16

Painting a Central Coast Pastoral with Pastels with Jim Tyler

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

Ages: 16+

Fun Frames with the Family, Halloween! with Spencer Collins

When: Sunday, October 30th

Ages: 5-11

Journey into Making Journals with Ardella Swanberg

When: Saturday, November 5th

Ages: 16+

Recurring Classes

Intro to Printmaking with Tricia Reichert

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

Ages: 16-100

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays


Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

When: Thursdays

Ages: 16+

Local Art News

Cambria Center for the Arts

Cambria’s Center for the Arts is ripe with programs and exhibits to discover! Their current exhibit is John Seed’s “Paintings from Then and Now”, which runs until October 30th. Check out their website for more events!

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, September 28th

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

(805) 996-0937 or

Value Relationship Demo with Harwood “Woody” Benton – CCWS

“After years of concerted effort, I have come to realize that the key is values. […] In this demonstration, I will show you direct ways of creating strong value relationships.” – Benton

Demo takes place September 27th at 1:30 pm at the SLO United Methodist Church (Wesley Room).

Art Bazaar Rummage Sale – Art Center Morro Bay

Please join the Art Center on October 1st & 2nd for live music, cocktails, mocktails, beer + wine, an 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”.

How to Draw Animals and Write Haiku with George Asdel – Art Center Morro Bay

George will be basing Haiku poetry on the drawings made during this event, artwork on exhibit or other images! This is referred to as ekphrastic or poetry based on another art form.

Occurs October 10th, 3-5pm

Winter Faire and Crafts – Call for Artists – Art Center Morro Bay

This special holiday event is open to all artists, providing an opportunity to exhibit paintings, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts.

This fine art exhibit is designed for customers who are holiday shopping and looking for special gift ideas!

Take-In:  November 8th, 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you have a show/exhibit coming up, let us know & we’ll help advertise!

Rack for paper or pads (up to 19×24″) – FREE