Arts & Culture
With its own opera company, symphony, dance troupes, several local theatres, as well as annual Mozart festivals, a plein air art festival, and an international film festival, San Luis Obispo, CA enjoys a rich and regularly rotating calendar of fine arts & culture events and attractions.
Cal Poly’s renowned Performing Arts Center, featuring national and international artists, and a strong base of local painters, sculptors, musicians, actors, dancers and multi-media artists, feed the art scene in San Luis Obispo to fulfill any art-lover’s itinerary demands.
Get a taste at free events like the I Madonnari chalk art festival or the monthly Art After Dark open house events; at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; or at the Symphony’s free dress rehearsal nights. Or dress up and get tickets to the next ballet, orchestra performance, play, or open studio art tour in San Luis Obispo.
For the hands-on type, try ceramics at Anam Cré, dance at World Rhythm & Dance or the Madonna Inn’s ballroom dance events, or sketch the scenic surroundings on an Arts & Culture vacation in San Luis Obispo.