Nov 2 - May 12


AWAKEN is a year-long program celebrating art and community expressed through the imaginative creations of our county’s students.

Three student exhibitions will be displayed at SLOMA throughout the year—High Schools in the Fall; Middle Schools in the Winter; Elementary Schools in the Spring.

AWAKEN is presented in partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. Dozens of studies demonstrate a strong correlation between arts programs and superior problem solving and critical thinking skills, plus improved interpersonal skills.

Calls for Entry will be available on SLOMA’s homepage before each AWAKEN exhibition.

Click here for AWAKEN Frequently Asked Questions.


Fall Exhibition: Community
November 2-18, 2018
High School
Follow our students as they use artistic expression to think critically and broadly about community and how it can inspire and change lives.

Winter Exhibition: Nature
February 1-17, 2019
Middle School
Nature has inspired artists since time began. Support our students as they share the influence nature has on their lives through artistic expression.

Spring Exhibition: Discovery
May 3-12, 2019
Elementary School (K-6)
What engages and entertains our youngest learners? Watch as young minds use art to share their favorite wonders of life. Call for Entry available now!
Opening reception: May 3, 6 to 9 PM (awards announced at 6:30 PM).
Closing reception & artwork pickup: May 12, 3 to 5 PM.

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