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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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Director's Cut

Opera San Luis Obispo is producing another citywide arts collaboration: Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Aida! Aida resurrects the exoticism of Ancient Egypt this weekend (October 11 & 12) on the stage of the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. The audience will witness the return of the pharaoh, armies of soldiers, slaves, priests and priestesses all set to the beauty of Verdi’s lush score.

Arts in Education Blog

5 Reasons You Should Introduce Your Student To New Music
1) Most parents are not exposing their children to challenging music.
2) The earlier you start a child on new music; the deeper they listen as they grow.
3) It opens their ears to a richer sonic palette.
4) It demonstrates out of the box thinking and promotes critical thinking.
5) It promotes future economic support for new music and experimental programming.

Art Walks

Friday, November 7, 2014

Central Coast plein-air oil painter Christine Cortese, paints in a loose colorful style. Painting outside from life...

Meet the Open Studios Art Tour Artists

Rosemary Bauer with Nathaniel Perry
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Open Studios Art Tour is truly an event for all ages. This year a visitor to Rosemary and Mike Bauer’s Arroyo Grande...