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Can you believe Art Central has been
in business for 11 years?!

Get ready to help us celebrate another year in business next month!
Sadly, we can’t host our usual Anniversary Extravaganza because of Covid, but we do have other exciting plans in the works! STAY TUNED!

Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with us…

Etty opened the doors of Art Central For business on February 4th, 2011 with an Artists reception for our first exhibit with The Central Coast Watercolor Society in our gallery.

An exciting and emotional day for Etty as well as the local artist community!

In only a few short years she had tripled her inventory and started getting a better feel for what supplies were needed by our local artists – We are constantly growing – we aim to be the best independent art supply store and gallery around!

We tore out those awful arches! YAY!

With a few modifications along the way, & a beautiful mascot

Etty found this four-legged angel, Casey

We worked with local metal and wood workers to create new displays…


Thanks for creating so many memories with us!

Let’s keep creating more!

We will be open regular hours on January 17th for
Martin Luther King Jr Day

Want to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery?
Send images of your artwork to with the subject “Virtual Gallery”. Please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of the artwork. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers!

New Workshop Series with the Central Coast Printmakers

POSTPONED – Jan 11th class will be postponed until February 8th (thanks, Omicron)

– Monthly PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS at Art Central –

The Central Coast Printmakers will be holding a new series of printmaking workshops focusing on linocuts  (moving on to reduction linocuts and multiple plate linocuts) starting February 8th.

*(Full vaccination and masking will be required )*.

Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these workshops.

CCP would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. We are pretty passionate about all of
the possibilities of contemporary printmaking and we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you. All ages are welcome and no prior
experience is necessary to attend these workshops, just a desire to learn, explore and experiment.

Some of our members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way.

Also, if you enjoy the workshops and printmaking, we’d like to invite you to become a member and join in with us as we learn and share with each other in our various studios throughout the year.

(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

Monthly on the second Tuesdays, 1 – 4pm
January, 11th, February 8th, March, 8th, April 12th, May 10th and June 14th

Fee: $50 per class (some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site).
There will be 10 places available in each class.

*To register (or to be included on the interest list) for these workshops, please contact Tricia* at

– Weekly WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS at Art Central –



Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
To enroll please contact Virginia Mack:   

This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. We will push colors around, discover what we can do with the brushes, and enjoy the process. Your results will let you discover the possibilities that watercolor offers you.

We will work with various subjects and with all subjects, we will explore different approaches. You will find your best approach, along with your favored palette of colors.

As we progress, we will experience and develop the basic techniques of watercolor painting and realize the characteristics of the medium.

This class is designed for beginners and for those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors.




First and second Wednesdays of every month, 10:30am- 12:30pm, at Art Central, 3rd Wednesdays around the county
To enroll, please contact

Virginia Mack:   

This is a class for those who love imagining ways to further their visual expressions. We are mostly watercolor-based but branch out into other media. We discuss all elements but mostly color and its interactions, and we explore composition, intention, and process.



  • Sherry Lewis says:

    This is the best candy store I have ever been in.

  • Charlotte Berney says:

    Thanks for being there. We’re grateful for all you do!

  • shirley horacek says:

    I cannot believe it has been 11 years! Each year is a better art year than the last thanks to you and your lovely staff. I wish you many more successful years. The art scene appreciates and needs you!! Can’t wait to celebrate!!

  • Jacki Wms says:

    Thanks for all you do for our art world and being so great to work with!!!