San Luis Obispo art galleries boast of both local and world-renown artists. With such an array of talent, you will be utterly amazed by the fine art on display in San Luis Obispo.
Take a walk through Downtown San Luis Obispo and down popular Higuera Street where you’ll find many art galleries, like Hands Gallery and Just Looking Gallery, that are located along the adjacent streets. You may even venture to the famous Bubblegum Alley, which is an art installation itself!
Every first Friday of the month, Art After Dark, an evening of art, community and culture, takes place in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Art After Dark is a free, self-guided tour of galleries and non-traditional art venues showcasing the work of local, visual, literary and performing artists. Can’t make it to Art After Dark? Visit one of the many galleries listed below, located right in our community.
San Luis Obispo Art Community
San Luis Obispo, a creative and cultured community, attracts all types of artists, from jewelers, abstract and still-life painters, calligraphers, sculptors and more. The Central Coast is a desirable location for art enthusiasts to explore the extreme technique and passion that is found in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Morro Bay and many others in the area. With an array of galleries throughout SLO, visitors can explore local artists’ talent.
San Luis Obispo is also home to some architectural wonders like the Hearst Castle, now a museum that features The Art of San Simeon tour that takes you on a journey through William Randolph Hearst’s exquisite art collection.