The Arts Council of Kern is a non-profit (501c3) organization.

Your membership supports:

  • Art Walk – A monthly fine arts festival held in downtown Bakersfield
  • Art Care – An in-hospital arts patient program
  • Community grants – Local arts-building opportunities and arts education as well as funding for arts organizations throughout Kern County.
  • Arts in Correction – In partnership with the State of California, the Arts Council employs teaching artists to instruct fine arts classes in State and County correctional facilities. 
  • Access Center Exhibitions – Each year six local visual artists get the opportunity to build their exhibition resume by producing their very own solo show, complete with media experience and a gallery show opening night.

Membership Opportunities 

Basic Membership

  • Access to membership appreciation events
  • Priority for Arts Council of Kern events
  • Best Art Picks for the Month emails
  • Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern

Business Membership

•Access to membership appreciation events
•2 tickets to Plein Air Sales Gala
•Best Art Picks for the Month emails
•Listed on Arts Council of Kern website
•Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern

100$

• Up to 8 tickets to Plein Air Sales Gala
• Access to Membership Appreciation events
• Best Art Picks for the Month email
• Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern
• Up to 8 complimentary tickets to Arts Council of Kern events such as Stories on the Sidewalk
• Lunch with the Executive Director twice a year ($500-$1000)
• $1000 patron receives bio and photo on website

250$

When you purchase this item, please send us your name and home/ organization address, so we can add you to our VIP list and contact you with special offers to events!

• 2 tickets to Plein Air Sales Gala
• Access to Membership Appreciation events
• Best Art Picks for the Month emails
• Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern
• 2 complimentary tickets to Arts Council of Kern events such as Stories on the Sidewalk
• Listed on Arts Council of Kern website

500$

When you purchase this item, please send us your name and home/ organization address, so we can add you to our VIP list and contact you with special offers to events!

• Listed on Arts Council of Kern website
• 4 tickets to Plein Air Sales Gala
• Access to Membership Appreciation events
• Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern
• Lunch with the Executive Director twice a year
• Best Art Picks for the Month emails
• 4 complimentary tickets to Arts Council of Kern events such as Stories on the Sidewalk

1000$

When you purchase this item, please send us your name and home/ organization address, so we can add you to our VIP list and contact you with special offers to events!

• 8 tickets to Plein Air Sales Gala
• Access to Membership Appreciation events
• Best Art Picks for the Month email
• Ability to apply for grants through The Arts Council of Kern
• 8 complimentary tickets to Arts Council of Kern events such as Stories on the Sidewalk
• Lunch with the Executive Director twice a year
• Bio and photo on website

Checks made payable to The Arts Council of Kern can be mailed to: The Arts Council of Kern, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Ste. B, Bakersfield, Ca 93301