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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.

2014 Open Studios Art Tour

Weekends of October 11/12 and October 18/19 - 10am to 5pm each day.

Click Here to Learn More and Download the Open Studios Art Tour Maps!

Director's Cut

Opera San Luis Obispo is producing another citywide arts collaboration: Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Aida! Aida resurrects the exoticism of Ancient Egypt this weekend (October 11 & 12) on the stage of the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. The audience will witness the return of the pharaoh, armies of soldiers, slaves, priests and priestesses all set to the beauty of Verdi’s lush score.

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

"Disco Ninja Skullettos" by Larry Le Brane
Friday, November 7, 2014

Artists’ Reception: November 7th from 6-9pm at Frame Works in conjunction with Art After Dark

Show runs...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came by to see my studio, my work and the new garden! It made my heart sing to see the...