New on the horizon...

The Arts Council Has a New Website Coming in 2023!

Creativity Runs Deep in Kern County

Explore the arts with the Arts Council of Kern! We work hard to make art accessible to all of our residents and pride ourselves on highlighting both traditional and contemporary artists in and around the county. We are your starting point for discovering new experiences and programs that will unlock your creativity and introduce you to new ideas.

The Arts Council of Kern

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Linnell-Brahma Park Wall Art Mural Project

A beautiful new park is being planned in South Bakersfield that will include a wall art mural. It will be a collaborative project between the local community, the City of Bakersfield, and the Arts Council of Kern. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved. 

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ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY GRANTS 2023

Grants are open to established nonprofit organizations, arts organizations, or other organizations involved in arts related activities. Applicants must reside or operate in Kern County. Project Grants are available from the Arts Council Of Kern in amounts from $500 - $2,500. Click on the Grant applications and get started!

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Did you know that the Arts Council of Kern provides art instruction for inmates and our correctional facilities?

More Details Coming Soon!

MAKING FUTURES BRIGHTER

UPCOMING EVENTS

First Friday ArtWalk is back...
Join us as a vendor or visitor!
Downtown at 19th and Eye Street

January 6th,  February 3rd,  and March 3rd.

FIRST FRIDAY / ARTWALK