A Walk with a Deer: Fundraiser for the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy

Mountain Mermaid Design’s mixed media artist Shata has donated a herd of flamboyant designer deer that were created with the assistance of students from Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. 

Our local art gallery, Art! and the Central Coast Cafe join together to support this grassroots event. Funds from the silent auction of the designer deer, as well as bake sale goodies, will be benefiting all specialty classes at the Fine Arts Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Please join us on Friday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m. for
this Celebration Of The Arts event at the Paseo Nuevo Courtyard, located at 5810 Traffic Way in Atascadero. We invite the community at large, current and past Academy families and our local businesses to attend this unique event. Students will be actively participating at this fundraiser. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided. 

For questions regarding the students’ participation, call Franca at 805-205-4839. For questions about the art auction, contact Shata at 805-440-8246.


A Colony for All

Over the past 15 years, the Atascadero Colony Days event has grown in breadth and width, bringing in the Historic Tent City re-creation as a live experience of life in 1916 when the Colony was a-buzz with excitement about the plans laid out by E.G. Lewis to bring the modern convenience of city life and the healthy lifestyle of country living together within a short drive of the beautiful Morro Bay coastline.

Today, we celebrate the founding of Atascadero with the Colony Days Parade and Historic Tent City Festival to bring life to a dream all but forgotten.

The hopes of a community of orchards, parks, statues and Italian renaissance is a distant echo, but what we do as a community to celebrate who we are today and the endless possibilities of life on Earth, is still alive and well.

That strong surge of community spirit comes alive every year for Colony Days, with an open invitation for everyone to bring a flavor of community and love together in a celebratory march into downtown Atascadero.

One of the advances in recent years, is the evolution of Tent City After Dark, in its 16th year, this year will feature local talent Moonshiner Collective, Bear Market Riot, and Arthur Watership. Go to colonydays.org for info on volunteering, sponsorship, tickets, parade entries (FREE!), and vendor applications.

Come visit us on Friday, September 13 for a Colony Days open house — enjoy music, beer, wine, and food and register for the event and get more info.