Why Be a Member of the Arts Council of Kern?

Being a member of the Arts Council of Kern allows you to contribute to building a vibrant arts presence in Kern County. Along with the opportunity to make an impact, your membership comes with benefits.

Arts Council of Kern Members Are:

– Entitled to Free Admission to Gallery Shows
– Eligible For Discounts on Arts Events and Workshops Presented by ACK,  Highlighted in our Newsletter and on Social Media
– Acknowledged in the Kern County Arts Directory

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What Are Yearly Membership Dues?

– Senior or Student—$30    
– Individual—$45                     
– Patron—$100 
– Arts Enthusiast—$250     
– Corporate—$500                     




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Have you secured your spot?
Contact us via email or stop by the ACK Office Tuesday – Friday
Registration is open until 1 pm Friday. Set up starts at 3:30 pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

ACK’s ArtWalk always falls on the first Friday of the Month. For artists and vendors set up starts at 3:30 pm. Event is from 5pm to 9pm. See you there!

First Friday ArtWalk starts at the intersection of 19th and Eye Street, The intersections are closed so that the public can roam around freely. However, 19th Street is still open for cars to travel in and out of the area.

ACK is located at 2001 22nd Str., Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93301
email: info@kernarts.org  |  phone: 661-324-9000

Yes! We plan to have 5 to 6 gallery receptions a year. Presently we are featuring our award winning-artists from the 5 Kern districts. 

To learn more about becoming a member and membership benefits please visit our membership page. ACK loves having new members on board!, the more the merrier!

We love volunteers! Please email us at info@kernarts.org or call us at 661-324-9000 and we’ll get you signed up. We can always use an extra hand at our gallery events, ArtWalk, and projects throughout the year.

Presently we are asking for assistance do to several burglaries we’ve experienced.

You may donate here. We thank you for your support!