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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.

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ARTS Obispo and the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo (PAC) invite the people living and working on the Central Coast to explore how creativity and collaboration enables the development of new approaches and innovative partnerships.

Arts in Education Blog

"Spontaneous drawing is the child’s most useful language for articulating acute perceptions, expressing subtle and complex thoughts and coming to grips with intense feelings.

Thus drawing, he said, is a largely unrecognized but valuable tool in acquiring literacy.

Even before learning words, children have an innate language that emerges as graphic models or symbols. “It seems to be buried there,” said the father of three, grandfather and great grandfather. “It seems to be a gift.”

Ignore it, and it will wither. Nurture it and it will blossom."

Art Walks

"Strike Me Pink" by Tracy Taylor
Friday, October 3, 2014

To kick off the 2014 Open Studios Art Tour, artists will be showcasing one work each, no larger than 8” x 8” x 8”,...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In My Studio and glass sculpture garden, it's like a combination of magic and mystery in the heart of charming...