Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual FOR THE BIRDS art exhibition in partnership with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival and Pacific Wildlife Care. This exciting show celebrates glorious aviators, small and large, Earth’s co-habitants, evolving and living here well before us. They have been a source of inspiration for millennia. From the area of the Morro Bay National Estuary, Morro Bay Art Association hosts this visual art event honoring a vast array of indigenous species of birds and all bird-related art concepts and interpretations. This show aims to awaken our emotional connection to the environment and remind us of what exactly we’re losing as we’re squandering our planet. The Art Center will show artworks of the large Central Coast artist community, national artists related to the Winter Bird Festival as well as the best artworks of the members of the Morro Bay Art Association. During this exhibit, you’ll find fine art paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and mixed media, as well as a large display of high-quality photographic work and three-dimensional art including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork and glass. Stephen Jewel and Sheri Parisian will be featuring their ceramic tribute to the birds. A one-of-a-kind OPENING RECEPTION is not to be missed on Sunday, January 9 from 2pm to 4pm.This opening celebration for all artists, birders of Winter Bird Festival and the public will feature visiting rescued Live Bird Ambassadors of the Pacific Wildlife Care. There will be an Awareness Lecture with live birds while being sketched by our artists with public observation. There is free access to the Gallery and the outside patio opening event.