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Our schedule for demonstrations, for our Anniversary event… can’t pick just one? Stay all day!

We’re going to have demonstrations all day – if there is something in particular you’d like to see, you’ll know what to expect:

* Have you seen Golden Acrylic Mediums?  Kurtis will show you some of the neat things that you can do with Golden Acrylics mixed with Clear tar gel, Crackle paste and Heavy Gel (Gloss), and he’ll be working on a variety of surfaces.  Go wild!  (pssssst – he’ll have a limited supply of samples to give out to attendees!)  10:30am – 12:30pm

* Oil painting on Gessobord, with a special focus on some of Gamblin’s more esoteric mediums with Jason – Come and look, and try them yourself, too!  11am – 1pm

* SilkScreen Printing with John Mark – He’s one of our sales reps, and he knows a TON about silkscreening – Plus, if you bring your own dark (& clean) T-shirt, he’ll silkscreen Art Central’s logo on it for you for free!!!  Cool, huh?  12:30pm – 2:30pm

* Why do some artists use Fluid Acrylics?  Lorri can show you how they differ from traditional heavy-bodied acrylics, and she does make them sing!  Come by and give them a try!  1pm – 3pm

* Encaustic Painting on board and paper with Flo  – she’ll be showing basic and advanced techniques – she really knows her stuff!  2:30pm – 4:30pm

* Have you ever wanted to try Oil Sticks?  Ardella (Jo)  will be doing a demo with R&F pigment-laden beauties – and if you’re nice, she’ll let you try them, too!  3pm – 5pm

(demonstrations are free!)

AND … check our blog – – about 3 days before the event for a sneak preview at some of the things that will be on sale!    

SATURDAY – FEB 9th – 10am – 5pm . . .  Hope you can join us!

Our 2nd anniversary? ALREADY?!!!

Yes, we’ve been here nearly 2 years…   how many of you remember our grand opening, with that amazing exhibit by the Central Coast Watercolor Society?  That is an evening that I’ll remember all my life –  everyone was so wonderful, so complimentary, so excited about Art Central’s existence…

and you still are! 

I am very grateful to all of my customers – your desire to support us, as a local small business, has made us flourish, and we are doing great.  Some of you may recall our 1st anniversary event last February – it was an awesome day.  Everyone who came had a fantastic time, and my staff and I did, too!

As soon as we have our schedule for our demonstrations nailed down, I’ll send out another blog, but in the meantime…  SAVE THE DATE! 

Saturday – February 9th – 10am – 5pm!

Hope to see you –


We think it looks AWWWWWESOME!!!

So, the remodel is done!  It is looking so good – everything has been reorganized, and we got some extra lighting – you’ll finally be able to see some of those colors without straining your eyes!

Plus, now we have room to bring in some more product!  What, you ask?  Watch and see what shows up on the shelves!

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PS – our 2nd anniversary is next month, and we will be celebrating!  Details will follow in the next couple of weeks! 

“what’s LOVE got to do with it?” Call for ARTISTS!!!

Want to participate in our February show in our newly remodeled gallery?!!!
Please e-mail us with the size and medium of your work, and to request an application form.
Artists’ Reception Friday February 1st, 6-8pm. (Art After Dark) Exhibit runs through February 26th.
This is a group show of local artists, showcasing works of LOVE!
Gallery Hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10am-5pm.