Sat, Jun 05 | San Luis Obispo


This month's Mission Plaza Art installation was conceived and implemented by our Art Curator, Lynn Schmidt. We have written love notes from the LGBTQ+ community to the wider SLO Community.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jun 05, 10:00 AM – Jun 30, 10:00 PM
San Luis Obispo, Mission St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

About the Event

Grab a friend and head downtown to San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza for a fully immersed art experience for all!

Each month’s Plaza Pop-Up will feature a different cultural nonprofit who, through funding by the City of SLO, will create an art installation unique to the nonprofit’s mission. These immersive installations strive to create happiness, hope and love for San Luis Obispo from residents and visitors alike.

Arts are an essential part of our city and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors – and they have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic. This program is a creative way to reignite interactions and put the arts front and center.

Check back each month for the next Pop-Up!

June Pop-Up: Love Notes

“Love Notes” is a Gala Pride and Diversity Center’s showcase to the community that everyone is welcomed, loved and heard, here on the central coast. More than 150 community members including students and artists participated in decorating the installation. Lynn Schmidt is Gala Pride and Diversity Center’s lead designer, artist and visionary behind the piece. Inspiration for the concept originated from a recent trip to Oakland, Ca where Lynn witnessed a tiny home community celebrate the success of their youth through “Spirit Boards” – wooden planks, designed and decorated by the students. The centerpiece is made of 6, 4 x 4 ft. wooden frames, aligned in two separate rows to allow for visitors to walk through, in, and around the structure. Visitors are encouraged to take their time to see what community members have written or decorated on the boards as well as listen to and discuss the piece.

Stop by to share the love and don’t forget to use #ShareSLO, #PlazaPopUps, #LoveNotes, #TheGalaPrideandDiversityCenter & #LGBTQLoveNotes to have your photos featured on @ShareSLO!

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