2019 Artist Registration is now closed.
Please direct questions to Bakersfield Museum of Art at 661-323-7219 or visit us online at


Be an Artist

The Bakersfield Museum of Art relies on artists of all ages to take part in this event. On October 19th and 20th, 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

A description and photo of the masterwork being copied or the concept of the original work must be submitted for approval. Please read the Artist Rules and Guidelines (pdf) before applying.


Looking to participate as a school? Visit our Schools page for more information.


Visit our Via Bambino page to learn how your budding artists can join in on this unique art experience.

Important Dates For Artists

July 15, 2019
Registration opens for artists, sponsors, and schools

September 20, 2019
Artists registration deadline

October 4, 2019
Artists notified of acceptance

October 11, 2019
Last day to reserve an umbrella

October 18, 2019
10:00AM – Artists check-in at The Marketplace
(12x8’ and 12x12’)

 October 19, 2019
7:00AM – Artist check-in at The Marketplace
(High School, 4x6’, and 7x7’)

October 20, 2019
3:30PM – Festival Awards announced