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Paso Robles
Studios on the Park brings art to life
 Watch artists at work in their studios
Thanks to artist Anne Lad-
don’s vision for an active, engaging space for artists and art lovers alike, Studios on the Park in downtown Paso Robles serves as
a major hub of the Central Coast’s thriving art community. Dedicated to sharing the creative process with locals and visitors, this nonprofit organization and open studios
art center has grown to include eight studios with 14 artists, four galleries and a fine craft gift shop since opening in 2009. The not-to- be-missed galleries are the Lonnie Hood Photography Gallery, Paso Robles Art Association Gallery, The Kids Art Smart Gallery, and the San
Luis Obispo County of Education Gallery.
Local artists work in a variety of mediums at Studios on the Park,
including acrylic, charcoal, collage, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pen & ink, photography, printmak- ing and watercolor. Styles range from traditional to contemporary. The unique combination of artist workspace allows visitors to view the art as it is being made.
The heart of Studios on the Park, with artists as “professionals who inspire others to create, ex- plore, educate and share,” is based on an interactive art community Laddon had been a part of in the Washington DC area during the 1970’s and 80’s. Visitors are encour- aged to pause, ask questions, and watch the artists as they work.
“Studios on the Park is com- mitted to providing arts access and education in Paso Robles,” Laddon said. “It is so much more than a gallery.”
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