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Alluring Art - Experience the Artistic Culture of Paso Robles
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Well known as a culinary and wine destination, Paso Robles has an alluring arts scene that is not to be ignored. From local studios and art experiences, to beautiful handcrafted gifts, a budding artist wonderland awaits those who seek an elegant cultural adventure. Sip on a bottle of local wine, savor delectable cuisine and explore the activities below, as you develop your art-focused itinerary in Paso Robles, California.
Stroll through and meet the artists at Studios on the Park
The galleries of Studios on the Park opened in 2009 after a major renovation of the old Pioneer Auto Parts store in downtown Paso Robles. Studios on the Park features a variety of local artists with an ever-changing exhibition of inspiring and thought-provoking art. This unique gallery showcases thirteen working artists, four galleries and a fine craft/fine art gift shop. Visitors are invited to stroll through the gallery as they interact with, and experience first-hand, the artists in action.
Maverick Tip - If you’re ready to get hands-on, try one of the Studios on the Park’s classes or workshops. Choose from courses in basketry, ceramics, cookie decorating, makeup artistry, painting and much more! Check out their variety of classes and exhibits here.
Dale Evers Studio - An innovative and inspirational artistic experience
Dale Evers Studio lies in the heart of downtown Paso Robles and showcases the cutting-edge work of American artist, Dale Evers. Established as a premier sculptor and designer of centerpiece art, Evers is recognized as an artistic leader for his beautiful table designs and water features. His ability to mix mediums at a sophisticated level characterizes the perfect blend of fine art and functional design.
Maverick Tip - Dale Evers Studio showcases pieces that reflect a fusion of glass, bronze and steel. The art is constantly changing; so be sure to plan a return visit to this studio during your next trip to Paso!
Taste wine and savor the art at Sculpterra Winery
Paso Robles is home to over 200 wineries, yet one stands out for its artistic qualities. Sculpterra Winery features a sculpture garden that speaks to Paso’s vibrant arts and culture scene. The sculpture garden began when world-renowned sculptor John Jagger was commissioned by owner Dr. Warren Frankel for a five-year period, to create a garden like no other. Highlights include a stunning 10-foot bronze “Mermaid” rising from the fountain, a 20,000 pound granite “Puma”, and the 16-foot tall bronze “Dancing Horse.” Since the passing of Mr. Jagger, local artist Dale Evers has been commissioned to continue expanding the garden.
Maverick Tip - Be sure to pick up the complimentary visitor’s guide upon your arrival, which provides interesting details about the featured artists whose inspiring pieces grace the winery grounds.
Take home a piece of Paso Robles from Sparkling Vine Design
With jewelry inspired by vineyards, Sparking Vine Design creates beautiful vintage-style jewelry for those who love to celebrate relationships and create memories over a glass of wine. Owner and Jewelry Designer, Nancy Kanter, features six different collections: Cork, Crystal, Structure, Tasting, Harvest and Wine Bar. Each wine-related collection showcases a classic mix of vineyards and the culture of wine, while evoking an old-world feel. Vintage style with a modern twist, Sparking Vine Design provides the perfect gift to take home for yourself or a loved one.
An event your inner artist won’t want to miss:
For a wonderful blend of wine, music and art, attend Art After Dark in Paso Robles. These art and live music-filled evenings happen the first Saturday of each month at Studios on the Park. Visitors will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere focused on appreciation of local culture.
For more information visit here!