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SLO unveils new public art project downtown

Downtown SLO Art
City of San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The City of San Luis Obispo unveiled an art project in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Monday.

The new public art project is shown at the entry to the Marsh Street Parking Structure on 871 March Street.

The city-led project is called the Archway to Happiness.

It was an effort made by the joint work of the City's Promotional Coordinating Committee, Parking Division and the Public Art Program.

The team at Canned Pineapple Company designed an artwork to celebrate the City's dynamic community and create an entry into downtown.

The City's Manager Derek Johnson hopes that this art project will shine a bright way into the City and re-welcome the community back into downtown after closures were enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City says they will continue to complete projects in the downtown area during the shelter at home order that invests in supporting the community’s economic recovery.

The City of San Luis Obispo hopes that this public art respects their past and embraces the future, supporting the community and the pursuit of sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity. 

This year the City of San Luis Obispo Public Art Program is celebrating its 30-year anniversary.

For more information from the San Luis Obispo city’s response to COVID-19, click here.

Julia Nguyen

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