Pedro Inzunza Arroyo and Catherine J. Trujillo
Pedro Inzunza Arroyo and Catherine J. Trujillo

Pedro Inzunza Arroyo
Pedro Inzunza Arroyo is a writer, world music radio host at KCBX Public Radio, and a cultural worker. His writing has primarily focused on the experiences of the Mexican-American community in Southern California. He has been published locally and in The Los Angeles Times and La Opinión. The Boyle Heights native has been residing in San Luis Obispo for 22 years.

Catherine J. Trujillo
Curator Catherine Trujillo has worked with designers, artists, architects, and photographers to create long-standing contributions to the cultural life of the Central Coast. Originally from East Los Angeles, and heavily influenced by the El Sereno artisans in her neighborhood and the artistic teachings of her grandmother, she moved to the Central Coast with a commitment to work in the arts with a focus on the preservation and dissemination of multicultural history and art.

Recent Articles
The Polymath Designer, the Salon Keeper, and The Illustrator
The Polymath Designer, the Salon Keeper, and The Illustrator
San Luis Obispo shelters a small enclave of artists and architects who have collaborated on designing their homes for artistic expression and production.
Inga Swearingen Explores Swedish Jazz Roots on the Central Coast
Inga Swearingen Explores Swedish Jazz Roots on the Central Coast
Pedro Arroyo and Catherine J. Trujillo interview Swedish-American jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen in two of her most treasured environments.
Crossed-Cultural Coast: Art and Rituals of the Central Coast
Crossed-Cultural Coast: Art and Rituals of the Central Coast
Although often described as monochromatic in regards to the ethnic makeup of the community, there are diverse groups of people who are finding ways to foster meaningful cross-cultural experiences in San Luis Obispo.
Making Faces with Oaxacan Mask Crafter Jesus Avila
Making Faces with Oaxacan Mask Crafter Jesus Avila
Pedro Arroyo and curator Catherine Trujillo meet Oaxaca native and Los Osos resident Jesus Avila, who offers a glimpse into his woodworking studio where he carves and designs wooden masks used in traditional Oaxacan dances.
Star Wars X-wing Builder and Watercolor Superstar Lay Low in San Luis Obispo
Star Wars X-wing Builder and Watercolor Superstar Lay Low in San Luis Obispo
Pedro Arroyo and Catherine Trujillo continue their travels along the coastal route of the El Camino Real, discovering the rich and diverse cultural and artistic identity of San Luis Obispo County. For this installment, we meet sculptor David Settino Scott, painter Mark Bryan, and water colorist Tracy Taylor.
All Roads Lead to SLO
All Roads Lead to SLO
San Luis Obispo County is a landmark destination with a cultural heritage paved by the historic El Camino Real. Today the region is a stronghold of cultural entrepreneurialism with urban transplants and long-time residents working together to enhance the cultural identity and history of the county.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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