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The Art Center’s in house Supply Center has supplies for your basic needs, especially for those classes that you can take right here at the Art Center!

Gift Certificates and Lay-Away are available! (Lay-Away 25% down and paid off in 3 months)

Welcome to the Bakersfield Art Association!

We meet at the

 Art Center

1607  19th Street,

Bakersfield, CA




Mondays thru Fridays 11 to 5 pm

First Fridays 11 to 9 pm

Saturdays 11 to 4 pm

Sundays closed



Come see us for your Greeting Card needs! They are a unique way to send your message. All by our artists!

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The copyright of all paintings. Drawings and photographs shown on this site are owned and retained by the individual artists and the BAA. All rights reserved.

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.

    Dedicated to the enrichment and

empowerment of local artists since 1944


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We are located in the Crites Building, the corner of 19th and Eye, downtown Bakersfield, Ca

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