Art After Dark

Join us every month to celebrate art and local artists!

From 6 to 9 pm, downtown comes alive with new art exhibits, performances, music, and community. Visit dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces. It’s everyone’s favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free.

On a typical Art After Dark, approximately 30 venues including galleries, restaurants, salons, and boutiques spotlight the best of San Luis Obispo County arts and culture.


Check local listings below to confirm dates, times, holidays.

Downtown San Luis Obispo
First Friday of every month and special art walk in December. Check back every month for a new map and listing.   Art After Dark in downtown SLO is sponsored in part by a grant from the City of San Luis Obispo.
Paso Robles

First Saturday of every month with a special event in December. Be sure to check in every month to see a list of participating venues and events.  

Morro Bay Art Walk

Second Friday of every month.


First Friday of every month.

Art After Dark Venue Maps and Listings are updated monthly. Click the buttons below to access the printable map and listings.

Keep your eyes peeled for our monthly Art After Dark ad in the New Times

Open Studios Art Tour Preview Show

Don’t forget to check out the Open Studios Art Tour Preview Show! This is an art event you don’t want to miss! Located at 778 Higuera Street right in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Local artists from around the county will be showcasing their work in this temporary gallery space.

Open Studio Catalogs have arrived!!! Visit the Open Studios Art Tour Preview Show and grab your Open Studios Art Tour 2019 catalog. For two weekends ONLY, over 100 artists from all over the county will be opening up their studios and creative spaces. Start planning your route today!

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Art After Dark Program Sponsors

New Times is a proud sponsor of Art After Dark:Paso and Art After Dark:SLO

Art After Dark City Partners

         City of San Luis Obispo
Downtown SLO and the City of San Luis Obispo are long time supporters of Art After Dark:SLO


If you are a downtown venue (art gallery or business that displays original works of art) we encourage you to join our exciting Art After Dark Event.

Getting involved is simple! Learn more by reading our Art After Dark Frequently Asked Questions or contact ARTS Obispo at or