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

Check out our new exhibit!

“Just Add Water”

Clock-wise from top left: “Dallidet Adobe” by Chuck Crotser, “Do I Know You?” by Leslie Parsons, “Estuary Morning” by Sarah Delong, “Overcast Light, Estero Bay” by Pamela Haste, “Botanical Garden” 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.

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.

Open Studio Weekends 2022: October 8th/9th & 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!

Virtual Gallery

Left: “Garden Gifts” 8×10 Oil Painting

Right: “Morning’s Picks” 10×8 Oil Painting

by Susan Kounanis

From left to right: “Fall Fashion Runway” 12×16 Watercolor, pens, “Back Against a Wall” 10×22 Mixed media on paper, “Brainiac” 12×16 Watercolor, gesso, black pen

by Roxanne Rogoway

“TOPP’S” by Steve Andrews and Christopher Glawe

64″ h  x  34″ w Sculpture

Gold & Black: Glawe, titled “Time is Running Out”

Red: Andrews, titled “Style n Soul”

“This original Topp’s sidewalk longboard is close to 57 ” inches. It is with much damage from cruising and carving. The find of the old longboard lead to this artwork. Enjoy.” – Steve Andrews

“QUALITY” by Steve Andrews

42″h x 20.5″w acrylic on plywood with steel panel cover

“Oh Wow!! What a great discovery. A very old Allen-Bradley electric Pumping Panel. The vision for an art piece was spontaneous. This was an early form of automation. Enjoy” – Steve Andrews

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 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

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+

Painting with Gouache with Tricia Reichert

When: Saturday, November 12th

Recurring Classes

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays


Local Art News

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

Little Treasures – Call for Artists

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.

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