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Check out these STEALS on discontinued products!

Boy oh boy, do we have some deals for you! We’re discontinuing these items, and you can score!

30% off select 4oz Piñata inks, 30% off all open stock NuPastels, and 50% off all Robert Simmons Signet natural bristle paint brushes.

(Open stock NuPastels are being discontinued by the manufacturer, so make sure to stock up while we’ve got some left!)

Open Studio Tours – SLO County Arts

One more weekend to check out local artists’ studios!

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!

Soak in our new exhibit!

“Just Add Water”

Clockwise from top left: “Chapman Lighthouse” by Chuck Crotser, “Showtime!” by Leslie Parsons, “Grounded” by Sarah Delong, “Overcast Light, Estero Bay” by Pamela Haste, “Pot of Gold” by Larry Kappen, and “Yard Guard” by Shirley Horacek

Though subject and style vary, this exhibition celebrates six accomplished local watercolorists and their devotion to this time-honored tradition. Come and experience the ethereal qualities of this immersive medium in our upcoming show… “Just Add Water”

Exhibit runs through November 28th, with artist reception on Saturday, October 29th from 2-4pm.

Are you participating in Inktober? We’d love to see your ink!

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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 “click here” button for more info about each class, or 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 2 starts October 17th!

R&F Pigment Stick FREE Demo with Caryl St. Ama

Explore traditional and alternative ways to paint with oil with R&F Pigment Sticks! In this free demo with Caryl St. Ama, you’ll learn what pigment sticks are, ways to use them, health and safety considerations and more.

This is a free demo; however you MUST reserve your spot in advance by sending us an email (

When: Friday, October 28th, 11am-1pm

Recurring Classes

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, October 19th

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

(805) 996-0937 or

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

Painting the Head in Oils with Warren Chang – Art Center Morro Bay

In this oil painting workshop, participants will get an inside look into Warren Chang’s art practice and learn how to paint a head to the final painting, using a limited palette.

Warren will give a slide presentation revealing his process of creating his unique narrative paintings. By the end of this 2-day workshop, each participant will have a final painting inspired by Warren’s unique approach to painting that gives a window into his practice.

When: January 14-15, 2023

Frame Making Kit for Sale!

Logan Frame Shop in a Box is an all-in-one frame making package to help you cut, sand and join your own picture frames professionally. Includes saw, sander and joiner with accessories. Retails for $499.99 but is offered at $250!

All proceeds are donated to the Art Center Morro Bay!

Please contact Bobbie Housand 530-320-8820 text or for showing or more photos.


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