Start Your Weekend at First Friday ArtWalk!

Every first Friday of the month, Arts Council of Kern hosts ArtWalk in Downtown Bakersfield. Artists and artisans line the streets from the hub at 19th and Eye Streets, showcasing and vending their original works. Downtown shops, restaurants, and live music make for a festive event.

Though Downtown shops normally close early, they stay open late for First Friday.

ArtWalk is the first Friday of the month from 5-9 pm

2023 Fall Dates: 
october 6th

Lots of tents are set up with Bakersfield locals selling their products. Most of the products sold are art pieces and handmade items.

art walk

Local Restaurant; Zepeda’s Stone Fire Pizza

Bakersfield locals...

enjoyed First Friday by peeking at what all the vendors had to sell. Every tent had something different; you could talk to the vendor more about their product.

Local artists and artisans interested in participating can contact the council at  or call the office at

Join Us!

Sign up to be a vendor at
The Bakersfield ArtWalk 

Artists and Artisans!
Join us for First Friday ArtWalk 
in Downtown Bakersfield