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Explore the Local Art Scene: North SLO County Downtowns Emerge as Artistic Hotspots

June 1, 2019 - PASO Magazine

By Meagan Friberg

Paso Robles

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine Street
805-238-9800
studiosonthepark.org
Open daily at noon

Nonprofit open studios art center located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles

“The hands-on, immersive art experience offered at Studios on the Park is unique on the West Coast,” Executive Director Sasha Irving said. “We invite visitors of all ages to meet our professional local artists and watch as they work, enroll in a class or workshop, view quality exhibitions of artworks from around the world, find creative gifts in our Up Front Gift Shop and make art of their own at our daily COLORbar and free Kids Art Smart Activity Alcove. Don’t miss our Winery Partners Wine Bar every Friday and Saturday night and big Art After Dark Paso festivities every first Saturday of the month.”

Park Street Gallery
1320 Park Street
805-286-4430
parkstreetgallery.com
Friday & Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.

Paso Robles newest fine art gallery featuring Central Coast artists

“What makes Park Street Gallery unique is that we represent prominent artists from up and down the Central Coast who are producing original one-of-a-kind statement pieces,” Julie Dunn said. “We’re a fine art and fine craft gallery with a collection of diverse media and art forms, both functional and decorative. We offer paintings, bronze sculptures, a variety of woodwork — furniture, turnings, and carvings — plus jewelry, blown and lamp work glass, ceramics, and fiber craft, all in a beautiful downtown location!

Laure Carlisle Art Studio & Gallery
1030 Railroad St. Suite 103
805-286-2432
laurecarlisleart.com
Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

All work exhibited at the gallery is made by the owner and artist

“The work exhibited includes watercolors, acrylics, whimsical furniture, and jewelry made with sterling silver, semi-precious stones, titanium and fused dichroic glass,” Owner and Artist Laure Carlisle said. “My work is lively, fun and colorful and has been exhibited and collected throughout the world.”

Dale Evers Design Studio
1000 Park Street, Paso Robles
805-434-9237
daleeversstudio.com
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dale Evers is a cutting-edge American artist. Always the innovator and established as a premiere sculptor/designer of centerpiece art, Dale has gone beyond pure sculpture to successfully blend the world of fine art and functional design. Recognized as a pioneer for his stunning table designs, water features, and his ability to mix mediums at a unique and sophisticated level, Evers has continued to expand his vision for art that serves purpose.

Atascadero

The ARTery
5890 Traffic Way
805-464-0533
the1artery.com
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Unique downtown spot featuring art supplies, custom picture framing, gallery space, cards, and gifts. Events include demos, art openings, and community activities. The ARTery’s largest outside wall features a rotating mural, changed every year or two. The latest iteration is “Tree City” by Marian Galczenski. Stop by, hang out, create, hear about what’s new in town!

ärt/
5806 Traffic Way
805-286-2432
art5806.com

Working artist’s studio, gallery, and teaching space

“ärt/ is a unique gallery staffed by five working painters and photographers,” Owner and Artist Marie Ramey said. “We work, show, and teach at the gallery. We also support local artists with shows and other art related activities.”

Bru Coffehouse
5760 El Camino Real
805-464-5007
brucoffeehouse.com
Open daily

The Photography of Joe Schwartz is a permanent exhibition at Bru. A legendary, award-winning folk photographer and longtime resident of Atascadero, Schwartz committed his life to cultural, racial, and artistic diversity.

In addition, collections by local artists are rotated monthly.

TABLE/Heidi Petersen Ceramics
5940 Entrada
805-305-7012
heidipetersenceramics.com
Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The working studio for Heidi Petersen Ceramics and a retail storefront sourcing local makers to bring cool stuff to your table! Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted table wares including ceramics, glassware, woven textiles, pine needle baskets, wood carving bowls, charcuterie servers, candles, hand dyed linens, and art work; all created in SLO County.