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Museum of Art

1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3505
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Local Artist's Gallery

If you're already in or near the area, it's worth stopping in to take a look for 5-15 minutes... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Great Place to Spend a Rainy Day

We love to come here and wander through the galleries. There is always something new and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
San Luis Obispo, United States
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  • Average18%
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1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3505
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you're already in or near the area, it's worth stopping in to take a look for 5-15 minutes depending on if something catches your eye. Small, but some nice pieces within. Am not an "art person" so it might be more interesting if you're...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love to come here and wander through the galleries. There is always something new and interesting, and they have a small selection of gift items that are a delight.We haven't been upstairs lately, but there used to be a sort of auxiliary gallery space...More

Thank R5566JMbrianc
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A very nice museum space in downtown SLO. Not too big, not too small, so you can expose yourself to Art without taking too much time. It makes for a nice break in your downtown adventure of shopping and dining. Admission is free most of...More

Thank Dead-Air-Dave
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I love visiting this local museum! Free to the public, it showcases wonderful local art in a great space. It used to have a plein art competition in the fall (which I sorely miss) but it still offers wonderful opportunities for visitors to participate in...More

Thank Pia W
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a nice little museum with a great gift shop full of hand-made art. The day we were there, two artists were represented in the galleries. One really interesting exhibit held quilt-like paintings that reflected the colors present in western National Parks. It was...More

Thank jandago
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You never what you'll find here. This is one of our favorite stops whenever we are in town. The art often reflects local artists' interests. I love their efforts to create and grow the talent of future artists with their youth programming.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I expected a museum but this is more like an art gallery, so I was a little disappointed with that, but it is always great to look at art, no mater what, and much of it was very good, some pieces extraordinary! This is a...More

Thank punkiepam
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Always showing some really great artists from around the area, they also have classes in the building and a very informed staff.

Thank momraz2002
Reviewed 1 June 2016

San Luis Obispo has some wonderful artists and this museum displays them beautifully. Always a worthwhile visit to see the gallery, artists works are rotated regularly and prices are competitive. Classes are offered monthly. Its an enjoyable place to spend time!

Thank slosammie
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We parked near this location and decided to take a look, expecting museum art. This is not a Museum of Art, it's an Art Gallery. A very misleading name. If you are looking for an Art Gallery, it may be for you. If looking for...More

Thank Harvey W
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