Art lovers within driving distance of Central California may want to make a trip to Paso Robles on May 25, when the town hosts the fourth annual Paso Robles Festival of the Arts. Part of the proceeds help protect the Salinas River Corridor, a cause that has driven this event since its inception. The arts festival has been singled out for its success in generating matching funds to help purchase parcels of land along the waterway; the inaugural festival was responsible for more than $200,000 in matching funds.
An outdoor art show and sale punctuates the event. Allyson Magda Photography
A keen observer of art studies a piece at last year’s festival. Allyson Magda Photography
Activities at this year’s event include a quick-draw competition, an outdoor art sale and show, food and beverages, and musical acts. Work by Scott Prior, John Cosby, Debra Huse, and Thomas Van Stein will be on display. For more information, visit the event’s website.