SLOMA is proud to bring its art into the community through in-school programs, volunteer opportunities and other activities.


Awaken partnership with county schools

For the 2018-19 school year, SLOMA, in partnership with the San Luis Obispo Office of Education, launched AWAKEN, a countywide student arts program to encourage and showcase student artists. The program culminated in three distinctly different themed exhibitions, installed at SLOMA by the museum’s professional curators.

Thank you to all the art teachers, administrators, and especially the young artists for participating in AWAKEN.

Fall Exhibition: Community

  • November 2-18, 2018
  • High School
  • Follow the journey of our students as they explore the concept of community on a local or global scale through artistic expression.

Winter Exhibition: Nature

  • February 1-22, 2019
  • Middle School
  • Nature has inspired artists since time began. Support our students as they share the influence nature has had on their life through personal creations.

Spring Exhibition: Discovery

  • May 3-12, 2019
  • Elementary School
  • Watch as young minds share their discoveries and wonders of life through curriculum-driven art projects.


SLOMA offers after school classes during the school year and week-long art camps for kids and teens during Spring Break and Summer. Click here for more information about SLOMA’s youth art education programs.


As a volunteer, you’ll enjoy a meaningful, fulfilling experience as an ambassador to visitors, a valuable asset to the staff, and a respected member of the arts community network. Ways to help:

  • Gallery Docent
    Meet, greet visitors and provide information
  • Museum Assistant
    Help in the office
  • Curatorial Support
    Assist with installations, maintenance etc.
  • Special Events
    Help at receptions, fundraisers and other events

Fill out our online volunteer form.

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