Via Arté 2015

October 10-11, the Bakersfield Museum of Art presented the 17th Annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival. The Marketplace was packed with thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists displaying their talent on the pavement.

THANK YOU to our sponsors for helping to make Via Arté 2015 a success!
For a complete listing of sponsors, visit our 2015 Festival Sponsors page.

THANK YOU also to our artists for braving the heat to display their talent.
See artwork from this year’s festival in our Via Arte 2015 Artwork Gallery.

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.

We’ll see you in 2016!