Stroll, Sip, and Soak in the Art: Your Guide to SLO County Art Walks
Art walks are not just about admiring stunning creations; they’re about embracing life in the Central Coast with open arms. Here’s why you should get ready for an unforgettable artistic journey:
1. Fun and Laid-Back Vibes: SLO County art walks are synonymous with fun and relaxation. These events offer a laid-back atmosphere that invites you to meander through the art-filled streets while savoring local food and drinks.
2. Meet Your Neighbors: Art walks provide the perfect opportunity to connect with your neighbors and make new friends who share your appreciation for creativity and culture.
3. Culinary Delights: As you explore, don’t forget to indulge in the delectable offerings from local eateries. It’s a feast for your senses in every sense!
Now, without further ado, let’s dive into the details of the art walks you won’t want to miss:
Art After Dark
San Luis Obispo
First Fridays (except for December)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art After Dark has approximately 30 galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists in San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a night out with friends and family strolling through downtown SLO.
Art After Dark
6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Art In the Park – Shell Beach
(Except for June – will be held on June 10)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art In The Park – Paso Robles
October 20 & 21
10:00 am – 5:00pm
Paso Robles Art in the Park is located in Downtown City Park and has the finest display of handmade art and crafts presented in San Luis Obispo County. This event consists of 120 booths in an outdoor setting for artists display and sell their wares to an appreciative audience. Downtown City Park is surrounded by great restaurants for a snack, lunch or after-show dinner. Hundreds of free parking spaces within 3 blocks of Paso Robles Downtown City Park. Bring your family and friends for this FREE event.
Art In The Park – Morro Bay
This annual show is held at Morro Bay Park and offers artists and craftsmen a high quality outdoor setting to display and sell their wares to an appreciative audience. Morro Bay Art in the Park is looked upon as the finest display of handmade art and crafts presented in San Luis Obispo County. There are 108 booths representing 125 independent artists and craft workers . There will be a wide variety of food and drink available at the festival. Hundreds of free parking spaces within 3 blocks of Morro Bay Park.
Art In The Park – Dinosaur Caves
Featuring over 50 artisan vendors, food booths, music and amazing views right on the cliffs in Pismo Beach. Bring the whole family. You’ll find local photography, wood art, ceramics, glass art, paintings, jewelry, handmade clothing, local authors, handcrafted bath and beauty products, and so much more! Support our local vendors and bring a piece of the Central Coast back home.
Art & Wine Tour
August 24, 2018 & November 30, 2018 (pending)
5:30pm ~ 8:30pm
Come enjoy an evening stroll in beautiful Downtown Atascadero. Your $20 ticket includes a wine glass, tastings among downtown merchants, and tours of Historic City Hall. Purchase your tickets online at www.atascaderochamber.org or on the day of in front of Historic City Hall located at 6500 Palma Ave., Atascadero.
Hosted by Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
Embarcadero Art Walk
Gallery at Marina Square
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Arts district in Morro Bay, California is blossoming into a premier venue and destination for locals and vacationers alike who enjoy the arts, dining and relaxation. Stroll the Embarcadero then take the trolley up to Main Street. Enjoy great restaurants, wine and open-air music! Meet some of San Luis Obispo County’s acclaimed and emerging local artists!