Sometimes you find a hidden gem just around the corner, and this is the case at 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. The GALA Center is a nonprofit organization offering support and meeting space for many progressive organizations and people, including the local LGBTQ population. The GALA Center Art Gallery offers unique shows currently featuring 12 emerging and professional artists' reflections on our current politically charged Signs of the Times. Many original two- and three-dimensional pieces shine in this show through April 28. Next is the colorful and metallic Earthscapes by John Shaw and Sam Bonifas May 1 through June 10. GALA participates in Art After Dark so we hope you will stop by for a sip of wine and some great art each first Friday of the month, 6 to 9 p.m. GALA is a welcoming place where diverse community unites plus it offers a large LGBTQ library collection for the public. Call 451-4252 for specific hours and programs or visit galacc.org.