Art After Dark
Beginning in March, 2013, the map of current participants is now separate.† To download the current map, click here.
Learn about First Saturdays: Wine & the Arts happening in downtown Paso Robles or download the current list of participating venues.
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What is Art After Dark?
Every first Friday, hundreds of visitors converge on downtown SLO to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, itís SLO's favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free! Though many shops are open earlier, Art After Dark officially starts at 6pm and runs to 9pm.
On a typical Art After Dark, over 20 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists. They sometimes also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Expect sore feet and creative juices to be flowing from 6 to 9pm on the first Friday of the month.
When does it happen?
The first Friday of every month (unless the first Friday is a holiday).
Where does it take place?
Downtown, in the city of San Luis Obispo.
How can I get information on this month's participants?
To view a pdf of this month's participants and their listing, please click the link at the top of the page.
You can also find this list in the New Times the Thursday before Art After Dark.
How can I get involved with Art After Dark?
It's simple! If you are a downtown venue (art gallery or business that displays original works of art) you can find details including monthly/annual fees by downloading the Art After Dark Registration and Guidelines here.
If you have more questions about Art After Dark, contact Jenna at (805)544-9251 or email@example.com
2013 Art After Dark Dates:
January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1. (there is no official Art After Dark in December because of the Holiday Parade, if some venues chose to stay open, they will be indicated in the ad/flier)
Art After Dark is sponsored by New Times Media Group
Venues, please note: Service of alcoholic beverages during Art After Dark is not required. Please be advised that the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has regulations pertaining to servicing alcohol within the business premises. ARTS Obispo does not provide requisite permits pertaining to the servicing of alcohol to Art After Dark venues, participants, etc. It is the venues responsibility to procure all required permits according to ABC regulations.
Looking for more events similar to Art After Dark in SLO County?
Atascadero, Art and Wine Tour - takes place quarterly. Contact The Artery for more information.
Morro Bay, Art Walk - second Friday of the month. Contact Art Center Morro Bay for more information.
Shell Beach, Art in the Park - first Sunday of the month; May-November. Contact Art in the Park @ Dinosaur Caves for more information.
Are you an arts organization or group in SLO County who is interested in becoming involved with a County Art After Dark program? Contact ARTS Obispo at 805.544.9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.