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Archive for April, 2015

GREAT Deal on Unison Pastels!



Art Central is phasing out Unison pastels.

  Now 30% off!!

Unison pastels are an amazing, top quality, soft pastel known for their vibrant colors and smooth texture.  Unfortunately Art Central won’t be stocking them any longer, but that means you can get a great deal on them while our supplies last!

 Don’t miss out!

(Please note…  Of course, we will always be happy to special order them for you in the future!)

Join us for our May show, “Small Artists, Big Ideas”

We will be displaying paintings by local young artists ages 1-13 who stopped by our booth during “Children in the Plaza” earlier this month!
The children created their images on 10″x10″ panels using our Playcolor Tempera Paint Sticks.  We got some amazing submissions & we are really excited about how many children wanted to join the show!

Come join us during our Artist’s Reception on Friday, May 1st during Art After Dark from 6-8pm

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“Rescue-Bot” by Joseph   age 5

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“Sunset” by Alexa    age 9

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“Untitled” by Mikaela    age 13

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“The Ocean and the Sand” by unknown artist age 10

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“Untitled” by Zoe    age 5

Of course we hope you’ll join us and the children for their Artists Reception, but if you can’t make it by this Friday evening, you can enjoy the exhibit for the whole month of May!

What a great day in the plaza!!!

Little artists had big fun at our Children’s Day booth!


Art Central’s booth was abuzz with the creativity of young artists!


There were so many little artists, we had to scramble to keep up!


It’s safe to say that our booth was popular!


Works done by these young artists will be hung in our May show:
“Small Artists, Big Ideas”
Stay tuned to our blog so you don’t miss out!

Thank you to all who participated in making our event such wonderful success!!!

TODAY! Bring the kids to our booth for Children’s Day in the Plaza!

Children’s Day in the Plaza

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Today, Saturday April 11th…  from 10am to 3pm, in the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza.

Come by Broad Street (on the side of the Mission).  At our booth, children can paint and draw with provided materials at no charge!  We will encourage the children to be a part of our May show “Small Artists, Big Ideas” where their work will hang in our gallery!

(Not to worry… Artwork will be returned to the children at the end of the exhibit!)

Come on down and be creative!

Need a place to create?

Art Central’s
– Open Art Space –


Looking for a fun and relaxing space to create?  Need a place to work that isn’t your usual haunt?  Trying to find a location to host your art group or club?  Use Art Central’s Open Art Space!

Available on a first come, first serve basis, Art Central provides tables, chairs and space in our gallery for you to work on your art during our regular store hours.
And it’s totally FREE!

Our Open Art Space is available any day (barring workshops, openings or other hosted events)  and is great for groups, just sign up ahead of time with us through email or phone and get creative!