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Save the Date!

Art Central is almost 12 years old!

Come help us celebrate with gift bags, raffle for big prizes, sales, demonstrations and SO much more!

In the morning, join us for several fantastic demonstrations (details to follow in the next couple of weeks – stay tuned!) We’ll open our doors at 10am sharp! Be one of the first 100 to get a great gift bag filled with amazing product!

Beginning at 1:30, it will be all about the kids! Gift bags designed for children, plus play-stations, demonstrations, and mini-classes throughout the afternoon, all designed to tantalize and thrill young artists!

It’s our Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you!!

Please stop in to fill out an application or e-mail us for more info Must be able to work 2-3 days a week, mostly weekdays. Mondays a must.

Are you an artist with business & people skills? We are looking for someone to be a key part of our team. Our primary focuses for our customers are exemplary service and competitive pricing. We’re looking for someone with some retail experience, including inventory management, merchandising, marketing and sales, as well as a solid knowledge of various art supplies.

This is a part time position:  2-3 days week, 14-20 hours (may occasionally include weekends, and [rarely] evenings.)

Job Duties:

Greeting customers, offering assistance, escorting them to appropriate products; suggesting items.

Providing information on products.

Receiving shipments, checking stock, pricing product.

Assisting with social media, gallery exhibits, workshops & events.

Cleaning and organizing product and store.



must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

must have basic computer skills.

must be a team player.

must be VERY self-motivated.

must be VERY comfortable in a busy, multi-tasking environment

“Little Treasures”

If you haven’t yet had a chance, stop by and find a sweet, handcrafted gift! All artwork in this show is $100 or less, and everything is made with love by local artists. This exhibit runs through Jan 30th, 2023.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find this year…

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!

Love Letter Book Workshop with Lyndee Sing

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When: Saturday. February 11th, 11am-3pm

Ages: All

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine

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When: Friday, February 17th AND/OR Saturday, February 18th

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

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine

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

Ages: All

Art Explorations for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Second & Fourth Sunday of the month, starting January 15th, 2pm-3pm

Ages: 5-11

Homeschool Art Sessions with ArtSocial805

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Segment 3 “The World of Art” is held January 9th, 23rd, 30th & February 6th from 11am-12:30pm

“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!

Next session (Figure) is Monday, January 16th from 5pm to 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

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, 10:30am-1:30pm

Ages: 16+

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Ages: 8-13

Local Art News

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, January 18th

For more information, contact: Kirsti Wothe, Director of Adult Education at Art Center Morro Bay

(805) 996-0937 or

For the Birds – Call for Artists – Art Center Morro Bay

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present For the Birds. This exhibition celebrates the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival and everything about the birds and habitats that are indigenous to the Central Coast.

For this exhibit, please submit artworks that celebrate birds! This exhibit is open to all mediums, MBAA Members and Non-Members. There are no size requirements for this show. Artists are limited to (3) wall hung entries, (10) note cards or (2) packages of note cards, (5) portfolio prints, (3) sculptures and jewelry.

Please submit artwork with entry forms and wire tags in person on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 10am – 2pm.

Entry form:

Back to Basics with Charlene Martyn – Atascadero Art Association

Join the Atascadero Art Association for their meeting on January 19th, the third Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Atascadero Library in the Polin room upstairs.

The meeting will feature Charlene Martyn who will be giving a demonstration called, “Back to Basics.” She’ll demonstrate Contour Drawing, Blind Contour, Shapes and Shadows…There will be audience participation and the hope that everyone will share her excitement in art and learn a few techniques.

Healing Through Art Expression with Beverly Engel – Art Center Morro Bay

This workshop will focus on healing trauma, including childhood abuse and adult trauma as well as the loss of a loved one or other types of trauma. Focusing on artistic expression as a healing tool, Beverly, a licensed psychotherapist, will offer strategies, prompts, demonstrations and guidance to help you safely identify and express your emotions of fear, anger, sadness, and shame, heal the damage caused by trauma, and create a positive future.
This will be a safe yet powerful workshop that can help you process unexpressed emotions and move through stuck places in your recovery.

When: Saturday February 4th, 10am-4pm

Telling Your Story & Bringing Vibrancy and Energy into your Work with Toni Danchik – Art Center Morro Bay

Join Art Center Morro Bay for an afternoon of learning about how living in South Africa impacted Toni Danchik and her heart to tell the stories of women and children, especially those living in shanty towns and rural Africa, and how she endeavors to connect her work to purpose.

Now she resides in Southern California where she has been exposed to the Plein Air movement. She will do a demo on her process & procedures to bring vibrancy into her work. Toni will also show slides and a video about South Africa which will precede her painting demo.

This is the Morro Bay Art Association’s free monthly demo meeting.

When: February 13th, 3:00-5:00 PM

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– and remember –

Every artist was first an amateur.

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