Why Donate?

 The BAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to enrichment and  empowerment of local Kern County artists since 1944. All memberships and donations are tax deductible. The BAA offers members the opportunity to learn and share the  excitement of art and creative process, and to interact with other  artists and the public. The BAA provides opportunities for youth & adults to recognize their artistic potential thru workshops & classes. They are given opportunities and skills necessary to evolve self expression thru exhibit and juried art shows. The BAA raises funds that are distributed as scholarships to elementary (K-8), high school (9-12), college art students, local art teachers, professional & non-professional adults on an annual basis. The BAA also provides space for members to present, display and  critique their art. 

501 (c)(3) non-profit organization


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Help The BAA Meet Our Mission Goals

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you for donating.


You may also drop off payment at the art center gallery during normal business hours or mail a check for payment (no cash) to: 

Bakersfield Art Association 

P. O. Box 386

Bakersfield, CA 93302

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