Creativity Runs Deep
In Kern County

Explore the arts with the Arts Council of Kern! ACK strives to address its diverse population and support our growing art community.

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Learn More About ArtWalk

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Exhibitions change every month, so mark your calendars now! 

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We work hard to make art accessible to all our residents and pride ourselves on highlighting 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.

Holiday Fun is Around the Corner!

December ArtWalk

Join us December 1st for a festive and free family event at ArtWalk on First Friday! Embrace the holiday spirit at our Christmas Carnival-themed celebration where local artists and vendors will showcase and sell their unique handicrafts. Delight in the merry atmosphere with simple carnival games at each booth, adding an extra layer of joy to your browsing experience. Don’t miss the exciting contest for vendors—an award will be given to the booth with the most creatively decorated space!

Common Ground Artists at Nuui Cunni

Common Ground recently took part in a cultural celebration at the Nuui Cunni Native American Intertribal Cultural Center and Museum on November 18th as Common Ground artists Alan Salazar and Sean Navjeas brought their extraordinary crafts and stories to life. Our artists presented a day filled with artistic exploration and engaging narratives, and created a unique opportunity to connect with the rich cultural heritage represented by these talented individuals!

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Poet Laureate

Calling all poetry enthusiasts! Nominate an outstanding poet for the Poet Laureate award and help us shine a spotlight on their exceptional contributions to the world of poetry.

Your nominations can bring recognition to a talented wordsmith whose poetic prominence deserves to be celebrated!

Linnell Brahma Survey Winner

The Results Are In!

Exciting news! The results are finally in for the Linnell Brahma mural survey, and we’re thrilled to announce Jesse Moreno as the winner!

Moreno’s mural will soon adorn the park wall as the Linnell Brahma Park comes to fruition, adding a touch of creativity and vibrancy to our community. Stay tuned for the transformation of our community space as Jesse’s mural takes center stage!

Intersections Community Mural Project

Apply to be a Lead Artist

We are excited to announce the official RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for the Intersections Mural Project with Caltrans and The Arts Council of Kern. If you are interested in applying for a position as lead artist, the information can be found by clicking the button below.

Fall ArtWalk

We’re working out the details

The next Art Walk is this October! Come and enjoy live music, great food, and dance performances! 

Vendor registration and payment information coming soon!