San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

Friday, February 2, 2018

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum Art After Dark for February 2018—Now Features Railroad Historic District Dining Venues As Partners!

Art After Dark returns to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (SLORRM) for 2018, with an opening event that welcomes the joint participation of some of the Railroad Historic District’s finest dining venues.  The theme of the February event is, “Come for the art….stay for the food!” 

Eager to amplify the success of its first Art After Dark (AAD) in June 2017, the SLORRM launched this new initiative to bring greater recognition to the entire Railroad Historic District. The Museum’s location expands the range of SLO’s traditional AAD galleries; the pairings with local restaurants will increase the offerings for art patrons to remain in the district for dinner.  Participating are: Bon Temps Creole Café, Café Roma, Del Monte Café, My Thai Restaurant and Sally Loo’s Café. This diverse selection of eateries—all of them merely steps away from the Museum—will be providing tantalizing appetizers and sampler platters for the Museum guests.  Enticed? Coupled with the ample, free parking, it makes for an easy evening of dinner and art!

The Museum will host “Railroads and Art.” Among the painters are Glen Matteson, Ray Spencer and Joan Sullivan. Rail photographers Rich Hansen, Annie Steele and Alan Upshaw and Cheryl Strahl will have new works in various formats…including an “old fashioned” 35mm photo slide show from David Weisman.  Jamie Foster and Phil Loarie will make use of large screen video projection for both photography and experimental video art—a feature not seen in many traditional galleries.

The SLO Railroad Museum has ample free parking!  Patrons can begin their visit at museum, taking in the railroad art, and enjoy local eateries before strolling downtown to the other venues.  Make historic Railroad Square your first “station stop” of an evening to please the eye and the palate.

Admission to the entire Museum, including the fantastic HO scale model railrod,  will be free on this evening. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the 1894 Southern Pacific Freighthouse that has become the home of the SLO Railroad Museum.  The address is: 1940 Santa Barbara Ave. San Luis Obispo. CA 93401.

For more information contact SLO Railroad Museum at 805-548-1894 or vist www.slorrm.com

email:  saphya@me.com or events@slorrm.com

Glen Matteson
Ray Spencer
Glen Matteson
Glen Matteson
Ray Spencer
Ray Spencer