By Millie Drum
Studios on the Park is one of the few open studios in the United States, transforming the Paso Robles art scene and downtown in immeasurable ways. And there’s more to come! Executive Director and gal with unlimited energy, Sasha Irving, created Winery Partners; a weekly evening gathering to encourage our community to explore Studios.
Winery Partners Wine Bar serves local wines every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a glass or two, stroll through the six studio spaces; home to 15 working artists, the galleries, special exhibits and fine craft and fine art gift shop. Proceeds from wine sales benefit Studios’ Kids Art Smart program to provide free arts education to over 6,500 local children every year.
You might even be inspired and try your hand at watercoloring with the unique hands-on $10 COLORbar that offers absolutely no pressure for beginners! An original design created by resident artist Betty Wick is provided. All you need to do is add the watercolor!
The Studios schedule is packed with events, classes and workshops. Click studiosonthepark.org to sign up for newsletters and to donate to one of the most unique nonprofit organizations in SLO County that has become an attraction for visitors and a home for local artists.