Open Studios Art Tour is almost here!

ARTS Obispo’s Open Studios Art Tour is FREE to the public—and one of the largest art tours in the country! Every October, approximately 200 artists participate throughout San Luis Obispo County by opening their studios for visitors to tour. Art in a variety of media and styles—from abstract and representational painting to wood, glass, metal and ceramic—is displayed and sold by artists directly from their working studios. Some artists have live demonstrations so visitors can see art being created and experience the creative process.

ARTS Obispo advances the visual, literary and performing arts through programs that promote public access to the arts.


Your support helps us continue to provide quality programs in San Luis Obispo County!


Help Promote the Arts! Volunteer with ARTS Obispo!

Spread the Love of Art - 2019 Donation Drive

Help ARTS Obispo continue to advance the visual, literary and performing arts of San Luis Obispo County. Our name sounds big, but we are a small non-profit with a tiny but mighty staff and an all-volunteer board.

Each year, AO applies for a State-Local Partner Grant from the California Arts Council. We also apply to SLO County for a grant to match the State funds. The City of San Luis Obispo provides our office space at 1123 Mill Street adjacent to the Ludwick Community Center. We have been fortunate in being awarded those grants and in-kind support year after year. The rest of our operating funds comes from the generosity of local business partners and donors large and small.

Can you help ARTS Obispo and their mission to promote the visual, literary and performing arts of San Luis Obispo County?