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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Arts Council
of Kern

Come explore the arts
with us!

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.

Applications for Community Arts Grants 

Follow the link below for the full information!

Embrace the Canvas of Culture

Celebrating Women's History Month with Art, Music, and Family Fun!

Get ready for a vibrant celebration at the upcoming March ArtWalk, held on the first Friday of the month. This family-friendly event promises a delightful evening filled with artists showcasing their original art and handicrafts, accompanied by music that sets the perfect rhythm. In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for an enriching experience that blends creativity, culture, and community, all offered for free at this month’s ArtWalk extravaganza!

Common Ground: Enriching Kern County Through Cultural Outreach and Education

Common Ground, the Arts Council of Kern’s indigenous artists program, has been leaving a mark across Kern County by actively participating in events and sharing the rich tapestry of Indigenous American culture. Their engaging teachings and vibrant presentations serve as a bridge, fostering understanding and appreciation. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the cultural richness firsthand – catch Common Ground at their next event and join in the celebration of Kern County’s diverse heritage.

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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!


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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! 

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.

Winter ArtWalk

new location

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

Vendor registration and payment information coming soon!