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Come Take a Stroll

Save the date and tell your friends! We’re one of 12 locations participating in the Holiday Treasure Stroll of Monterey Street. Join the fun and collect tokens from each business to be entered in a drawing for a gift basket giveaway!

Little Treasures – Call for Artists

Wednesday is take-in day!

Are you participating? Please send us jpegs of your images for advertising!

Drop-off is this Wednesday the 30th

“Little Treasures” Artist Reception December 3rd, from 4 -7pm

After you’ve enjoyed chatting with our artists, have finished perusing the beautiful art in our gallery, and maybe bought a special gift for that special someone, be sure to visit the other 11 businesses displaying art during the Monterey Street Holiday Treasure Stroll!

NEW! “SLO Drawz” Drawing & Social Club

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS in SLO County! Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group SloDrawz! Fee is $20 per session or $60 for a month’s pass. We suggest advance registration – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or email Chantelle at

Our Holiday Sale is Here!

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

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 “click here” button for more info about each class, or click on the class title which will take you to our calendar!

Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney

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When: Sunday, December 11th, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Ages: All

On the subject of furbabies…

We’re accepting donations for Second Chance at Love Humane Society ’til Christmas Eve! Second Chance at Love is a no-kill animal welfare organization, founded in 1994 for our society’s dog outcasts. Bring in some canned or dry dog food and show some love for these pups! We will deliver all donated dog food after Christmas.

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Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 10:15am-1:15pm

Ages: 16+

Art Exploration for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 2pm-3pm

Ages: 5-11

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Ages: 8-13

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

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When: 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

Painting Hills & Fog with Pastels & an Underpainting with Jim Tyler

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When: Friday, January 6th, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: All

Painting Eucs & Hills with Pastels with Jim Tyler

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When: Saturday, January 21st, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Ages: All

Painting Lupine View to the Ocean with Pastels with Jim Tyler

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When: Friday, February 24th & Saturday, February 25th, 10:30am-4:30pm

Ages: All

Homeschool Art Sessions with ArtSocial805

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

Segment 3 begins on January 9th

Local Art News

“Physicality of Joy” – Exhibit – Cuesta College

In this solo exhibition featuring new egg oil tempera paintings, Joshua Aster presents works inspired by memories of place, domestic patterns, and challenging current events. Composed of interconnected or overlapping scenes, these works feature triangular grids that obscure specificity, while providing a jumping off point for transformation into a new kind of possibility. Created as a meditation on the elements of our fragile existence, the paintings weave together elements of love and fear, hope and joy.

Exhibit runs until December 16th, 2022

Sketchbook Freedom with Vicky Hoffman

Vicky Hoffman enjoys hosting a sketchbook workshop either at the tail end of the current year or at the start of the new year. It’s designed for all artists looking to jump-start the daily practice of sketching, or for novices looking to explore sketch booking for the first time. Tips will be provided for starting — and sticking with it as a daily practice. If you’re interested, let her know by sending an email at

Date/Time: Saturday, December 31, 1:30 to 3:30

Cost: $50, includes the sketchbook and supplies. 

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

– and remember –

Creativity is contagious… Pass it on!

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