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

With your support, watch us grow!

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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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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. The event is from 5 pm to 9 pm. See you there!

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

Yes! We plan to have five to six gallery receptions a year.

Please visit our membership page to learn more about becoming a member and membership benefits. 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.

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