The Central Coalition of Arts Leaders (C3OAL) presents the Spark the Arts Festival, with regional events spanning April to June 2022. The Festival launches with a free kickoff party, open to the public, from 12PM-4PM this Saturday, March 26, at the SLO Public Market.
The Spark the Arts Festival is intended to build audience confidence and fill empty seats, to ultimately reinvigorate local arts groups as they return to in-person events. With national performing arts audiences anticipated between 59-70% of the previous four year high (SMU Data Arts), the Central Coast Coalition of Arts Leaders identified an urgent regional need to facilitate audience return to theaters, in order to mitigate revenue losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participating organizations include: Arts Obispo, Ballet Theatre SLO, Cal Poly Arts, Cal Poly Performing Arts Department, Cambria Center for the Arts, Canzona Women’s Ensemble, Central Coast Gilbert & Sullivan, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Cuesta College Performing Arts Programs, Cuesta Concord Chorus, Festival Mozaic, Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) at Cuesta College, KCBX Public Radio, Movement Arts Collective, Opera San Luis Obispo, Orchestra Novo, Paso Robles Youth Arts Center, Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, SLO County Arts Council, SLO International Film Festival, SLO Master Chorale, SLO Museum of Art, SLO Repertory Theatre, SLO Symphony, The Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo, The San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra, and Vocal Arts Ensemble.
For more information on tickets and events, please visit: https://www.sparktheartsfestival.org/