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A printed guide to public art and local galleries in San Luis Obispo

ART in San Luis Obispo

Nonprofit Organizations Team with Art Galleries

Old Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in Mission Plaza is the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. The city is a popular destination filled with beautifully preserved historic buildings and other sites of interest. Visitors are frequently delighted as they encounter the growing collection of public art in San Luis Obispo.

Local gallery owners and nonprofit arts organizations recognized the need for a pictorial guide which would allow visitors to further explore the more than 30 public art installations. Their efforts resulted in “ART in San Luis Obispo – A Guide to Galleries and Public Art in Historic Downtown San Luis Obispo.” This full-color brochure combines a local art gallery advertising directory with a walking-tour map surrounded by photographs and information about the city’s public art treasures.

ART in SLO Brochure

This cooperative project of the San Luis Obispo Gallery Association, coordinated by Rosanne Seitz of The Gallery at the Network, features the visual artworks of these talented artisans:

  • John Augsburger – Tankhead Fish
  • Randy Augsburger – Sycamore Theme
  • Kate Britton – Garnet
  • Nancy Dunn – Cascade, Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Ruth Fash – Firecracker Tapestry
  • Tres FeltmanDowntown Directional Maps
  • Michele Griffoul – Vehicles of SLO County
  • Jim JacobsonChumash Pictographs, Fish Life, Flames of Knowledge, Seven Sisters Bridge Railings, Sycamore and Budding Thistle, The American Spirit Obelisk
  • Mark Jepson – Sycamore Theme
  • Jim Fickes – Metal Amphitheater Backdrop
  • Sandra Kay JohnsonFlights of Fancy; Hey, Diddle-Diddle; Minoan Tribute; Web of Life
  • Peter LadochyLove and Double Joy
  • Elizabeth MacQueenIron Road Pioneers, Puck
  • Meta Metig – Electra
  • Bob Moore – Metal Human Figure
  • Bob Nichols – Bird Ceramic Wall Relief, Mission Ceramic Bas Relief
  • George Papashvily – Sea Otters Sculpture
  • Carol PaulsenMagic Sister
  • Alan RiggleBonding Dance
  • Clarence Weiss & SLAG Artists – Art’s Seed & Grain
  • Paula ZimaMeditation Bird Garden, Stoic Horse, Tequski Wa Suwa’, Qiqsmu’
  • Humanity (public at large) – Bubblegum Alley

Cooperation Benefits Everyone

With over 50,000 brochures distributed to date, visitors can easily locate each participating art gallery during their exploration of the public art venues. Other local merchants and restaurants benefit from exposure along the way. The city has yet another resource for increased tourism. The cultural and business environment of San Luis Obispo is further enhanced from this successful venture. And the brochure was updated in the Fall of 2005 for a third printing of an additional 50,000 copies!

Start walking…

To get your copy of ART in San Luis Obispo, visit any of these participating San Luis Obispo art galleries:

Art After Dark

If you are in San Luis Obispo on a Friday evening, be sure to include an Art After Dark experience.

Methods used in the production of ART in SLO

Kodak Photo CD and flatbed scans • digital photography • copy editing • page layout • map illustration • digital proofing • pre-press preparation • color laser proofs & seps • color offset printing • bindery • digital archive to CD

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