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Your San Luis Obispo County, California resource for the visual, literary and performing arts.

ARTS Obispo, the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and the local partner of the California Arts Council, advances the visual, literary and performing arts through programs that promote public access to the arts, arts in educational settings, local arts planning and collaboration, and opportunities for artists and arts organizations.

Director's Cut

After opening on February first of this year, SLO MakerSpace has become a hotbed of creativity, collaboration, and innovation. The MakerSpace is a great place to be generate new ideas, share them with others, get access to arts, construction, and technology resources, and flourish with your community and family.

Arts in Education Blog

"The city of New York will spend $23 million more on arts education next year and hire 120 new art teachers for middle and high schools, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday.

The budget bump, included in the spending plan passed last week, will also go to spruce up studios, auditoriums and dance floors and give teachers money to buy art supplies.

“For too long, we had underinvested in arts education and cultural education in our schools. And it was time to right that wrong and do something aggressive about it,” de Blasio said.

Art Walks

"Paris in Fall" by Oleg Trofimov
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Venturing beyond the American West this August, Heritage Gallery West invites you on an impressionistic journey...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

"Between Us" by Rosemary Bauer
Friday, August 1, 2014

What Meets the Eye

When I’m painting outdoors “en plein air,” I am often inspired by the beauty of a scene....