Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival

Bakersfield Museum of Art’s annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival has become a Bakersfield tradition, bringing together the community and the visual arts since 1998. Using the asphalt as canvas, spectators watch each year as professional and student artists unlock their imaginations and turn

the parking lot of the Marketplace into a gallery of amazing chalk masterpieces.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Support the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s 19th Annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival by becoming an event sponsor. Your support is vital to the success of this Bakersfield tradition, whether your sponsorship allows us to bring professional artists from across the state or supports a group of high school art students. Each sponsorship level allows your name to be prominently displayed above a work of art that will be viewed by over 10,000 festival attendees. To become a Via Arté 2017 sponsor, please visit

The Bakersfield Museum of Art relies on artists of all ages to take part in this event. On October 21st and 22nd, artists create temporary works of art with chalk pastels on the pavement at The Marketplace. All artists are invited to participate by applying below. There is no fee for participation. To apply to be a Via Artè 2017 artist, please visit

[Above: Best Technique 2016, Artist: Jacey Cruz]

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9000 Ming Ave, 93311
21 October , Saturday 09:00

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