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Artober in Lompoc, California

Chautauqua Illustration

Celebrate the Arts in Lompoc during ARTOBER


Lompoc has a rich history as a thriving art community with its acclaimed citywide mural program, active art associations, a variety of performing arts programs, musical events and much more.

This year, the local art scene will be celebrated in October with its first ever ARTOBER … three weekends of special art events in Old Town Lompoc.  Plan to attend one, two or all three of these interactive art events where you can paint on a mural, create a chalk art masterpiece, or hunt for art treasures you can keep!

Coming from out of town? Make a weekend out of your art adventure and discover all the fun things to see and do in Lompoc, California. With 12 hotels to welcome visitors, you’re find something to suit your style and budget!


Mural in a WeekendMural in a Weekend

October 6-7, 2018

Presented by Lompoc Mural Society and Explore Lompoc

Always wanted to paint on a mural? Now’s your chance!

A new mural will be added to the colorful collection of over 30 murals in Old Town Lompoc during the Mural in a Weekend painting party slated for October 6-7, 2018.

Painting for the mural is scheduled for both days, from 8 am to 5 pm, at the back east wall of 100 South H Street in Lompoc. Created by Master Artist Art Mortimer, the new mural entitled “Chautauqua” depicts the traveling shows that flourished in U.S. at the turn of 19th century, including Lompoc.

Sign up to paint – for a few hours, all day, or both days – alongside Mortimer and artists from the Lompoc Mural Society who will help guide the project. The mural dedication ceremony is slated for Sunday afternoon, Oct 7 at  5 pm. All volunteers receive a souvenir button (pictured here)


Lompoc Chalks FestivalLompoc Chalks

October 12-14, 2018

Presented by the Lompoc Theatre Project

Artists, artisan crafters, musicians, and chefs will converge in Old Town Lompoc for the inaugural Lompoc Chalks festival.

Schedule of events:

October 12: Meet the Artists Reception, Dinner and Dance
5 to 6:30 pm: Meet the Artists Wine reception at the Lompoc Theatre.
6:30 – 10 pm: Dinner and Dance at the Anderson Parks and Recreation Center.

Lompoc Chalks Festival

Photo by Don Fletcher

October 13 and 14: Lompoc Chalks Festival
10 am to 5 pm:  Chalking, entertainment, food trucks, artisan vendors, hayrides, mural tours, theatre tours, a beer and wine garden, VIP sponsor area, and more! Event admission is free.

There will be small squares for children ($12 includes a box of chalk and space) and larger squares for adults (starting at $150)  Everyone is also welcome to sponsor a square for your favorite artist; event proceeds benefit the Lompoc Theatre Project.


Lompoc Art Hunt

October 18-21, 2018

Presented by Lompoc Valley Art Association

Art lovers can partake in a real scavenger hunt to uncover hidden art works of fine art, including watercolors, line acrylics, pottery, glass and gourds. Clues on social media will help you to find 75 original works of art scattered around town. And best of all, you get to take home each piece of art you uncover!

Lompoc Art HuntThe four-day art event is FREE and concludes with a reception at Cypress Gallery on Sunday, October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., where the public and scavenger hunt participants  can meet the 30 resident artists from the Lompoc Valley Art Association who donated their works of art for the event.






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