SLOPE Paints Highway 46 West

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SLOPE Paints Highway 46 West

Event Dates: 7/2/2018 – 7/29/2018
Reception: 7/8/2018  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Castoro Cellars
Phone Number: 805.238.0725
1315 N Bethel Road
Templeton, California 93465

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County launched a campaign in 2017 to preserve over 5,000 acres of wildlife habitat and ranch land along the Highway 46 West Corridor. San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (S.L.O.P.E.) are enthusiastically supporting this effort.

S.L.O.P.E. will exhibit approximately 30 paintings at Castoro Cellars Gallery which highlight the beauty and character of Highway 46 West, highlighting Spring views including views from private property owners who are supportive of the Land Conservancy project.

The Highway 46 West corridor is iconic and historic. Few would dispute that the 15-mile-long stretch of highway, also known as Green Valley Road, is one of the most beautiful drives in California, if not the world. It connects Highway 101, in sleepy little Templeton, to Highway 1 at the Pacific coast between the charming towns of Cambria and Cayucos. Along the way one sees oak woodlands, both large vineyards and boutique wineries, and finally vast panoramic ocean views from multiple turn outs over rolling hills toward Morro Bay to the south and Cambria to the north. This is truly quintessential Central California.

Not so obvious are the natural plants and thousands of species of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals; along with the steelhead trout swimming up the streams that already call this home.

This land belongs to the mother bobcat, raising her young. To the golden eagle perched in a golden Sycamore. To the woodpecker carefully storing acorns in an ancient oak tree. Many more native homes will be made here as climate change forces California’s wildlife to migrate north.

In fact, Highway 46 West represents the southern edge of a crucial wildlife corridor, stretching from Cerro Alto to Big Sur. The opportunity is now, to protect these wildlife ranges, to make sure that the mother bobcat still has a place to raise her young and the golden eagle can still leave its perch to soar through clean skies.

Acclaimed San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment/S.L.O.P.E. features some of our region’s top landscape artists, who use their art for awareness, funding and education about Central Coast’s treasured open space, ranches, farmland and wildlife.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this artwork from these events will benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo in this most important campaign to preserve this uniquely beautiful and bounteous section of California.

Please save these dates to enjoy our paintings showing the richness of our section of California.