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Fine art 

Openings, Receptions, and Events


HUES OF LIFE ART SHOW Is a collaborative effort featuring several artists, who have struggled all of their lives with disabilities. An afternoon of art, music and refreshments takes place on Sept. 26 from 1-4pm. 2060 Parker St. in SLO. Info: 782-8898.


RUBI GLASS SHOW AT THE HAUB GALLERY AT MOROVINO WINERY on Sept. 26 (noon-6pm) and Sept. 27 (noon-5pm). Carlos and Sophia Covarrubias of Rubi Glass in Arroyo Grande take inspiration from the vast natural beauty of the Central Coast with their hand-blown glass pieces that feature organic pods, leaves and seashells. Admission and wine tasting are complimentary. 550 1st St. in Avila Beach. Info: 627-1443 or


‘PLEIN AIR’ PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place Sept. 28-Oct. 4 11am-5pm, all over SLO County. There are film and poetry events, collectors’ party and much more. Info: or 543-8562.


ART AFTER DARK is the open house of galleries all over downtown SLO on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm (times and events vary). Info: or 544-9251 or call your favorite gallery directly.


MORRO BAY ART WALK takes place the second Friday of every month at the Embarcadero from 5-8pm. Sample food and wine and talk with local artists. Free. Info: 772-1068.


ART DEMOS IN MORRO BAY Second Mon. of every month at 7:15pm. Info: 772-2504.


WINNING IMAGES FOR NEW TIMES PHOTO CONTEST Deadline for entering is Oct. 19. Entry forms are available starting on Oct. 1. Info: or 546-8208.


STEYNBERG GALLERY PRESENTS Eric Johnson through October with an exhibition of newly constructed photographs titled “Shrines & Alters”. Reception on Oct. 2 from 6-9pm. 1531 Monterey St. SLO. Info: 547-0278 or


ART IN THE PARK AT DINOSAUR CAVES is Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 in Shell Beach. Check out this fun festival in the most beautiful of locations—on the bluffs of the Pacific—on the first Sunday of month. 10am-4pm. Info: 773-1564, 704-8128, or


ARTS SPACE OBISPO presents an Open Studios preview exhibition through Oct. 23 with a reception on Oct. 2 from 6-9pm. More than 100 artworks no larger than 6x6(x6) will be on display alongside the popular digital presentation of work by the more than 220 artists participating. Dia De Los Muertos with Mark Bryan and John E. Garcia y Robertson will display paintings based on Loteria cards. Oct. 29-Nov. 10, reception on Nov. 6 at 6pm. Light Space hangs Nov. 30-Dec. 16, no Art After Dark reception in December. Hearts Obispo 4 hangs Jan. 19-Feb. 12, (tentative), with a reception on Feb. 5 from 6-9pm during Art After Dark. Pi Art hangs Feb. 22-March 18, (tentative) with receptions on March 5 from 6-9pm during Art After Dark and March 13 on National Pi Day (tentative). In the Creamery, Suite 165 at 570 Higuera St. Info: 544-9251 or


ART ZERO AND THE EXECUTIVE GALLERY are at The San Luis Center, located at 4251 S. Higuera St., Suite 800, in SLO. Upcoming exhibitions: 2nd Annual International Performance Installation Art Expo hangs throughout October with a reception on Oct. 30 from 4-7pm. I Gave at the Office hangs during November and December with a reception TBA. Business As Usual hangs throughout January - an exhibit to support the arts in public spaces. Reception on Jan. 29 from 4-7pm. Romancing the Stone is an exhibit of stone inspired artwork throughout February with a reception on Feb. 26 from 4-7pm. Timeless art exhibit throughout March with a reception on March 26 from 4-7pm. Gallery hours: Monday through Fridays 10am-5pm, except holidays. Info:, or


OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR starts Oct. 10 and takes place over three weekends: Oct. 10-25 all over SLO County. A preview exhibition hangs at ARTS Space Obispo through Oct. 23 in the SLO Creamery. Info: or 544-9251.


B-W GALLERY hosts fine art photography exhibitions. 9315 Santa Clara Road in Atascadero. Info: 674-0337 or


THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK presents Photography and Digital Arts featuring Catherine Archuleta, Randy Ward, and Mike Vieira, Oct. 1-Nov. 25. An Artful Holiday gift show presenting handcrafted and original works of art, Nov. 27-Jan. 31. The Pottery of Bill Shinn: Feb. 1-March 31. 778 Higuera, Suite B. Info: 788-0886 or


GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE presents Alice Cahill and Chuck Pruitt Photography: Oct. 1-29, George Asdel, Pen and Ink: Nov. 1-29, Winter Solstice Group Show, Multi Media: Dec. 1-29, Gregory McIntosh, Gouache and Pastel: Jan. 1-29, Our Valentine To You (Group Show), Multi Media: Feb. 1-29, Anne Carpenter Fitzpatrick Photography: March 1-29. Receptions for new exhibitions are held the 2nd Friday of every month from 5-8pm. 601 Embarcadero, Suite 10. Info: 772-1068.


ANTIQUE STREET SALE IN CAYUCOS Oct. 18 from 7am-4pm on Ocean Ave. in the downtown area. Info: 995-1200 or


THE ART OF CHAIR-ITY presented by The Friends of the Atascadero Library Expansion Campaign members invite you to join them on Oct. 24 at 6:30pm at The Red Tree Gallery for their benefit gala featuring over 25 artists who have donated their creative talents resulting in one-of-a-kind art chairs that creatively illustrate or portray a story of the artists’ choosing. Through October. $45. 5850 Traffic Way in Atascadero. Info:, or 286-7480. 


SLO ART CENTER presents the OPAG (the Oil Pastel Acrylic  and Mixed Media Group) exhibit of 5”x5” artworks sharing the universal theme “icons. Nov. 4-29, with the artists’ reception on Nov  6. 1010 Broad St. Info: 543-8562 or


ART & CRAFT FAIRS IN CAMBRIA in the Vets Hall parking lot. Nov. 7-8, from 9am-5pm. Info: 559-877-3474, or


ANNUAL WESTERN ART AND TRAPPINGS PASO GATHERING takes place Nov. 7-8. Features saddle makers, rawhide braiders, bit and spur makers, boot makers, silversmiths, horsehair hitchers, artists, art show and sale. 10-5pm on Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday. Pioneer Museum / South of Mid-State Fairgrounds located at 2010 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. $4. Info: 239-4556 or


DALE CHIHULY – GLASS ARTIST - EXHIBITS AT THE SPANOS THEATRE on Nov. 30. Artist talk and class. At the PAC in SLO. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or


ATASCADERO ART AND WINE TOUR. The event is city-wide and free. Participating businesses will hold artists’ receptions on Dec. 4, Feb. 12 and May 21. from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Info:, 704-1126 or


FREE FALL ART BENEFIT takes place on Dec. 5 from 11-5pm at the Cayucos Vets Hall. Over 35 artists will showcase in all types of media. Free. Live music, wine, beer, and food. Surfrider benefit. Info: mfleming or 546 3100 ext. 2743.


ART IN THE VINEYARD AT TOLOSA WINERY takes place on Dec. 5-6 from 11-5pm on both days, free admission. Featuring over 30 local artists and craftsman. Live music, wine tasting, and appetizers. 4910 Edna Road in SLO. Info: 704-8128, or






San Luis Obispo


CUESTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY located at Cuesta College, just north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1. Info: 546-3102.


FRAME WORKS GALLERY 339 Marsh St. Info: 542-9000 or


GENE FRANCIS GALLERY AND STUDIO 1120 Garden St. Info: 545-7902.


HANDS GALLERY 777 Higuera. Info: 543-1921 or


LIFE CELEBRATION GARDEN honors and remembers family and friends at the SLO Botanical Garden, off Highway 1 in El Chorro Regional Park, across from Cuesta College. Info: 546-3501.


LI LI CLEVER JEWELRY 1129 Garden St., between Higuera and Marsh. Info: 545-9689.


LINNAEA’S CAFE presents Mary J. Kocher through September. 1110 Garden St. Info: 541-5888 or


THE MAYR STUDIO 169 Granada Drive. Info: 547-8717 or


THE PHOTO SHOP 1027-B Marsh St., SLO. Info: 543-4025 or


SOHO STUDIO: 1021 Higuera. Info: 546-0303.


SPIRITS OF AFRICA GALLERY located at 570 Higuera St. in the Creamery. Check out Abbey’s fierce pastels. Info: 598-3212.


TRACY TAYLOR STUDIO 1653 Old Price Canyon Road, above Old Edna’s. Info: 704-5690 or 748-7477.


UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY at Cal Poly. Info: 756-1571 or


WEDDING GALLERY 1335 Broad St., Suite A. Info: 546-9426 or


WEST END ESPRESSO AND TEA 670-A Higuera St. Info: 543-4902.




ARTIFACTS GALLERY 775 Main St. Info: 927-4465 or


BRIDGE STREET GALLERY 4210 Bridge St. Info: 927-9902.


ECR GALLERY WESTERN ART AND MERCANTILE 2261 Center St. between Bridge St. and Burton Drive. Info: 927-1369.


FRIENDS GALLERY AND STUDIO at 784 Arlington St. in Cambria presents Faces with JoCarroll. Info: 927-8616.


HOWARD KLINE GALLERY Where the Pines Meet the Sea are charming and expressive watercolors by Howard Kline. 750 Sheffield St. Info: 927-2917 or


MELANEE SYLVESTER GALLERY 724 Main St. and exhibits paintings by the artist. Trace Sylvester-Harris shows. Info: or 927-5450.


THE PAINTED LILY Artist co-op, gallery, and arts venue, in the East village. Features the art of the founding co-op of four artists, plus guest artists. Gallery programming includes events, small workshops, talks, and book-signings. 2026 Main St. in Cambria. Info: or 927-5747.


SAIKU GALLERY Gregory Simmons exhibits. 604 Main St. Info: 927-0880,, or 927-0636.


SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY Allied Arts Association’s Schoolhouse Gallery is located at 880 Main St. Info: 927-8190.


SEEKERS GLASS GALLERY 4090 Burton Drive Info: 927-8626 or


TERRY DELAPP GALLERY exhibits works of Bassman, Ronis, Tice, Erwit, and more. 4210 Bridge St., Suite 7. Info: 927-9416.


VAULT GALLERY Come check out this newly expanded art space. 2289 Main St. Info: 927-0300 or




Morro Bay


FIONA BLEU GALLERY 900 Embarcadero, 10-6pm daily. Rowan Chase exhibits. Info: 772-0541.


J. BEHMAN GALLERY 575 Embarcadero. Info: 234-3634 or


JOHN LANDON GALLERY 845 Embarcadero, Suite E. Info: 772-7799 or 748-2386.


THE MORRO BAY ART ASSOCIATION 835 Main St. Info: 772-2504 or


SEAWIND GALLERY 245 Morro Bay Blvd. Info: 772-5808.


SEVEN SISTERS GALLERY 601 Embarcadero. Info: 772-9955. 




Paso Robles


FIREFLY / LOFT GALLERY 1301 Park St. (corner of Park and 13th). Info: 237-9265 or


PASO ROBLES ART ASSOCIATION at the Paso Robles City Library located at 1000 Spring St. Info: 238-5473 or 


SCULPTERRA WINERY exhibits sculptures by John Jagger. Open 10-5pm on weekends and by appointment. 5125 Linne Road. Info: 226-8881 or


VINA ROBLES Open daily from 10am-6pm. 3700 Mill Road. Info: 369-0140.


WINDWARD VINEYARD 1380 Live Oak Road off Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Info: 239-2565.




South County


ARTIST ALCOVE IN SHELL BEACH 1801 Shell Beach Road. Info: 773-3563.


THE CLARK CENTER exhibits Paul McCloskey. 487 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-9444.


CORK STOP STUDIOS 1250 Judith Lane, (off Corbett Canyon) in Arroyo Grande. Info: 550-6399 or


SALISBURY FINE ART GALLERY 6985 Ontario Road in the Avila Valley. Info: 471-3110.


SEASIDE GALLERY 580 Cypress, Suite N-4 in Pismo Beach. Info: 773-8057 or


STEAMING BEAN COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY in Shell Beach, 1651 Shell Beach Road Shell Beach artist John Landon exhibits. Check it out while you are caffeinating. Info: 773-2222.


VILLAGE FRAMING 121 W. Branch St. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-3587.


WEST COAST GALLERY 991 Price St., Suite A, Pismo Beach. Info: 295-6120 or 305-8103.


WILDWOOD GALLERY in Arroyo Grande located at 136 Bridge St. Info: 489-WOOD or

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