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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.

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ARTS Obispo and the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo (PAC) invite the people living and working on the Central Coast to explore how creativity and collaboration enables the development of new approaches and innovative partnerships.

Arts in Education Blog

The arts bring kids to school even on the rainiest days, the late columnist William Safire once noted, and it’s still true today. The arts also play a vital role in a community’s quality of life and contribute to a vibrant local economy.

Cities can participate directly in youth arts programs that have lasting impacts. Arts programs benefit not only the young people who participate but also the broader community.

1. Music and Performing Arts Improve Life Skills and More

2 Using the Arts to Address Youth-Related Issues

Art Walks

"Sacred Light at Pismo" by Denise Schryver
Friday, September 5, 2014

Co-hosts Blakeslee & Blakeslee proudly host a closing celebration reception of "Painting Pismo Preserve," an...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Friday, September 12, 2014

One of the images for which American Realist Fine Artist David Kreitzer is best known is the 37” x 22” watercolor “...