On the first Friday of each month, the Arts Council of Kern features ArtWalk, a family-friendly arts event that showcases Kern County’s best artists. Come enjoy — and buy — the creations of many different types of artists and craftsmen and women. It all happens from 5:00 – 9:00 pm beginning at the intersection of 19th and Eye Streets in downtown Bakersfield.
It’s Easy to Become an ArtWalk Vendor
1. Read the Guidelines
2. Complete an Application
3. Wait (patience is a virtue). ArtWalk will contact you via email after receiving your application
4. Pay after receiving an email from ArtWalk confirming your space assignment
DO NOT submit payment for a space until you have been notified by ArtWalk that your application has been processed and that you have been assigned a space.
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Effective Friday, March 3, 2017 and continuing indefinitely,
Eye Street between 18th and 19th Streets and Wall Street Alley between H Street and Chester Avenue
CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC
from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm during First Friday
in order to accommodate new vendor spaces. Bakersfield Police Department will post “no parking” notices the day before each ArtWalk event. Attendees can park in the city parking structure at 18th at Eye Streets by accessing the 18th Street entrance/exit or at other open spaces within the ArtWalk footprint.