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Thank you so much for the success of our “YART SALE” garage sale fundraiser.

We raised over $10,000 for scholarships!

The scholarships go to graduating SLO County high school students that will continue their Art education in college!

(If you are a SLO County high school art teacher with exemplary students deserving of a scholarship, please reach out to Morro Bay Art Association. MBAA is our partner in this amazing venture, and they work with our local high school teachers to create the awards.)

We couldn’t have done it without all the generous donations, as well as the enthusiastic purchasing from all of you who came to buy!


Did you purchase the C&H MATCUTTER from our YART sale?

The artist who donated it found some attachments for it – and we have the extra parts here at Art Central for you – come and get ’em! (No charge, of course!)

If you missed out on the sale or have supplies you want to donate…
March 2024 will be our 7th annual fundraiser – stay tuned!


Our next exhibit is coming up! In honor of spring, the theme is “Flowers and Flutterbys” and we’d love to see your bluebells and butterflys!

Exhibit runs April 7th to May 1st

Drop off art on Wednesday, April 5th

Artist Reception is Saturday, April 8th from 2-4pm

don’t miss out – you only have ’til April 3rd to see “Needling”!

Provoked by the critical issues of the past few years, individuals in the Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group responded by creating art to express their points of view and frustration. “Needling” seemed an appropriate title for these heartfelt works which address politics, war, equality, gun rights, COVID, environmental issues and democratic values.

The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group is comprised of fiber and textile artists from the California Central Coast. Members work with a variety of innovative techniques and materials to create art quilts and fiber art that transcend functional craft into the realm of fine art.

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!

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine

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When: Friday, March 24th AND/OR Saturday, March 25th

Ages: All

“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 Slo Drawz!

Next meeting (figure) is Thursday, March 30th, 5-7pm

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

Paint Social (guided acrylic floral painting) with Art Social 805


When: Sunday, April 2nd from 1-3pm

Ages: All

Sculpey World with Zoe Williamson

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When: Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-12pm

Ages: 6+

Mommy & Me Paper Mache Frames with Spencer Collins

Spend quality time painting as a family on Mother’s Day and decorate adorable frames!

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When: Sunday, May 14th, 11am-12pm

Ages: 5-11

Portraits for Kids with Zoe Williamson

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When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5pm starting April 11th

Ages: 7+

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm


Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

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

Ages: 16+

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Ages: 8-13

Community Bulletin Board

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Opening Minds Community Arts Show – Call for Artist – Transitions-Mental Health Association

TMHA is in the midst of launching a public, call for art for an upcoming art show and fundraiser – the 2023 Opening Minds Community Arts Show; a biannual event, inviting people of all ages to submit art inspired by living mentally well.

They are currently taking submissions, through a Jot Form online form, hosted by SLO County Arts; the deadline for submissions is March 24th. They are seeking 2D and 3D art this year, as well as literary and performance art. Later this spring, they will jury all submissions and select art for the show, including a featured piece.

Click HERE for the application!

Beacon Art Exhibit – SLO United Methodist Church

SLO United Methodist Church is proud to host the Beacon Art Show 2023. This year’s theme is “Artistic Spectrum” and is significant because they believe every person is created in the image of God. “If so, we were created to be co-creators in an incredible spectrum of possibility.” – Pastor Mark Sturgess

Exhibit runs from March 3rd to April 2nd

Oil Painting Workshops with Libby Tolley

Join Libby Tolley for her 2023 studio and plein air oil painting workshops! She’s offering a Plein Air Essentials workshop for studio artists wanting to learn to work on location, and artists that have not worked with her before.

Other workshops available as well, click here for more info!

“Our Central Coast” – Call for Artists – Studios in the Park

Morro Bay Art Association will be teaming up with Paso Robles Art Association, Cambria for the Arts and Atascadero Art Association for an exciting summer exhibit hosted by Studios on the Park!

Click HERE for more info

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– and remember –

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

One Comment

  • Shirley Horacek says:

    What a tremendous accomplishment! Makes me so happy my dear friend’s art materials add to art education as she was an educator and artist.
    Thank you.