A Home For Bakersfield Artists

Stay informed about  art events, local artists, art classes and the association!

About Us

Who We Are

The Bakersfield Art Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. 

We are affiliated with the Arts Council of Kern, Downtown Business Association, the Downtown Bakersfield Art District and a member of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. 

Our Mission

- To provide an opportunity for study and improvement in art technique
- To encourage an interest in and an appreciation of art in the community
- To provide opportunities for exhibition of members work
- To recognize the works of other artists
- To offer scholarships to the community for art education. 

Our Why

Dedicated to the enrichment and 

empowerment of local artists since 1944.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

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Art Center Location and Hours

The Bakersfield Art Association has a dedicated gallery, store and class space located in the downtown Bakersfield arts district. We welcome you to stop by to see members works, sign up for classes and purchase artists works.

Bakersfield Art Association

1607 19th Street, Bakersfield, California 93301, United States




10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


11:00 am – 4:00 pm