Art Galleries & Shows on the Central Coast

The Central Coast has a thriving artistic community with many events that exhibit creativity and craftsmanship with an artistic flourish. From downtown SLO’s monthly Art Walks to classic art galleries, there are a variety of ways you can get involved in the art scene. Much of the local artwork produced by Central Coast residents captures our beautiful natural surroundings, so participating in art is a great way to show your love for the community as well as get involved with interesting and talented people. Here are 6 local art galleries or art events to try in the new year! Gallery at Marina…

Celebrating the Fourth in Pismo Beach: Tips and Tricks

Every year, the City of Pismo Beach hosts a unique Independence Day celebration enjoyed by San Luis Obispo county locals and far-flung vacationers, culminating in a spectacular firework display from the end of the Pier. Due to it’s immense popularity, Pismo is notoriously crowded on this evening of celebration. Read on for event information and tips for a Fourth of July to remember! Event Information Pismo’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on July fourth, ending after fireworks at 10 p.m. General admission is free of charge. Throughout the day, there will be art, crafts, food, and music…

Have you heard about Pismocean?

If you haven’t heard about Pismocean, the newest Central Coast festival, now’s your chance! The tagline “Beats, Bands, and Beach” perfectly sums up this three day festival located right on the sand dunes in Oceano. This is Pismocean’s debut to the Central Coast and many residents and visitors are so excited to celebrate its first year. Not only is this the beginning of the Pismocean festival, but it is also the first time anyone has ever thrown a musical festival at the Pismo Beach Oceano Dunes! Pismocean is hoping to grow as time continues, planning on this first year being…

CowParade San Luis Obispo

This past weekend, a special event like no other was welcomed into the San Luis Obispo community. Over 75 cities and 200 million people worldwide have participated in CowParade, a chance for local artists and the surrounding community to display the beauty of their region. Famous cities and cultural centers like Paris, Madrid, and Rome have all presented their own CowParades. San Luis Obispo was lucky enough to host this countywide event, showcasing important regional values like art, agriculture, and ecotourism. These life-sized, 120 pound fiberglass cows will then be moved around the county to special and famous locations on October 1st…

101 Spotlight: Free Art & Cultural Experiences

The Central Coast is often known for its excellent outdoor activities and natural beauty, which we’ve highlighted in previous blogs. However, did you know that we also have amazing cultural experiences, and a fascinating history to learn from? Today, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting local spots where you can learn all about the culture and history of San Luis Obispo county, entirely for free. All these are also mentioned in our 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101 Guide, so read away! 41. Historic Village of Arroyo Grande You’ll feel like you’re stepping back into another time of history in…