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Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival

April 20, 2021 - April 25, 2021

The 6th Annual Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival will be held during the week of April 20 – 25, 2020. A fun and adventure filled week is guaranteed for all participating artists as well as members of the general public.

The festival is a fine arts celebration of Kern County, which has a richness of place, history, and the arts, where kindness, creativity, and generosity prevail.

Fifteen of the best artists from the western US are invited to paint Kern County. Each year’s artists produce an amazing collection of works that depict the diverse landscapes and beautiful scenes from a county unlike any other place on earth.

Artists are given many options of different terrains and subjects to paint throughout Kern County. The events culminate with the Award and Sales Gala, which is a juried show and sales event all rolled into one.

Members of the general public get their chances throughout the week to meet the artists and to watch them paint local scenes. Having the opportunity to bid on a painting and purchase the art at the Sales Gala makes it all the more special.

This event is by invitation only. All interested artists are welcome to email David.gordon@kernarts.org, and submit work samples, website, and list of exhibits and awards. Event details will be sent.


April 20, 2021
April 25, 2021


Arts Council of Kern
1330 Truxtun Ave, Ste B
Bakersfield, CA 93301 United States
(661) 324-9000