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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.

Kern County Museum Dedicates Owtsan House

Owtsan House is the Kern County Museum’s first permanent space dedicated to the history and culture of Native peoples who lived for thousands of years in what later would become known as the southern San Joaquin Valley and the region that surrounds it.

Mike McCoy, executive director of the museum, says the large gallery and education center will host the 80-year-old Yokuts education program for county schools. Owtsan is a Yowlumni Yokuts word for fox. In Yokuts legend, foxes are credited for bringing fire to the Yokuts people. McCoy adds that foxes are revered for their cunning and intelligence.

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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!