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Do you work til 5pm and can’t wait until the weekend to pay us a visit?

Beginning September 6th, we’re extending our hours on weekdays!

Monday thru Friday we will be open til 6pm

Our new hours will be:


Enjoy the latest beautiful art shared by your fellow artists in this week’s Virtual Gallery!

by William M. Kenyon

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are a conceptual art project initiated in 1997. ATCs are 2.5 by 3.5 mm in size, the same format as modern trading cards (hockey cards or baseball cards). They are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged, and collected by the people who participate in the collaboration. There are many websites and forums with ATC swapping going on; is a very friendly site for artists and crafters of all abilities and experience levels.

Here are some of the reasons that you may want to try ATC creation

For those interested, William is looking to trade cards; his email is

Pick up a pack of blank trading cards on your next visit!

Left: “Sisters”, 8×10 Oil Painting 

Right: “Be Still My Heart”, 10×8 Oil Painting 

by Susan Kounanis

by Madeline Segler

“Fans” by Steve Andrews
22.75″x 32.75″ with 3.50″ projection, mixed/acrylic on steel parabolic dish.

“This Art work is my homage to Printmakers. The Fan is used at Press side by Printer and assistant. My deep respect to ALL workshops, Manufacturers (like Takach Press) of Printmaking supplies and special thanks to Educators (like Tamarind Institute) for the Artist a growth experience to collaborate with a Master Printer. Enjoy.” – Andrews
Mixed Media on
20×20 canvas

by Roxanne Rogoway

“Initially, I wanted to paint this message on the OUTside of my garage to remind everyday of the impact of art. I saw the future…and perhaps, not a pleasant one. I could see/hear my neighbors about me defacing my garage door on the alley. So I spray painted this message to my Self on the inside. I’m grateful for Martin Heidegger’s wise words. He argues that art is not only a way of expressing the element of truth in a culture, but the means of creating it and providing a springboard from which “that which is” can be revealed. Pithy words…The statements are worth re-reading again and again and exploring. Go paint…go spray paint…explore.”

– Vicky Hoffman


“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!

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

4 week program (started August 8th)

When: Monday, August 22nd

Ages: 16-100

Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

4 week program (started August 8th)

When: Monday, August 22nd

Ages: 16-100

Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler

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

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

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

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

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

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 24th

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.

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:



  • KC Caldwell says:

    I think this new website is AWESOME! And the new extended hours are AWESOME!
    Etty and staff, you are such wonderful people. Keep up the exceptional work because you guys are the most AWESOME of all!

  • Nancy says:

    can’t find the info on watercolors and gold? time and fee?

    • Art Central says:

      hi, Nancy –
      I’m sorry you had difficulty finding the info – here it is:

      Watercolors and Gold with Spencer Collins
      September 8, 2022 12pm – 2pm
      Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

      Open to all ages!

      In this class, we will be making original and creative cards. Using 4×6 inch cards and watercolor paints we will create organic floral designs. The final portion of this class will introduce embellishing by using Gold Leaf to enhance our overall design.

      To sign-up contact Spencer at

      $30 per student or $50 for 2 students.

      *Majority of materials included, necessary supplies available at Art Central!