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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

ARTS Obispo is throwing our Annual Fundraiser (previously known as Arti Gras) on April 5th this year.  As the event falls after Mardi Gras, we knew the theme had to change in 2014... so prepare to get groovy with the theme MAD MEN & WOMEN FOR THE ARTS. We’re decking out the SLO Elks Lodge with a 60’s theme for décor, hoping guests will dress to impress in attire inspired by the show Mad Men, or get creative and go crazy (or MAD) for the arts!

Arts in Education Blog

PBS published a wonderful article, “The Importance of Art in Child Development,” by Grace Hwang Lynch. The piece breaks down the developmental benefits of art through motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and improved academic performance. Lynch argues that art education is not a luxury, but the root of essential building blocks in children’s development.

Art Walks

"Spring Feeding" Deborah Veldkamp
Friday, May 2, 2014

Be sure to make Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates one of your stops during Art After Dark on May 2nd and see the...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Friday, November 8, 2013

Included in the 2013 Open Studios Art Tour catalog was a new feature--The Top 15 Studio Scavenger Hunt. It gave...