Via Arté continues tradition at the Marketplace

Blake Burton, Reporter

Via Arté, the annual street painting festival in which artist chalk their creations, was held in The Marketplace on Oct 22 & 23.

The asphalt parking lot was filled with artwork, contributed by artists from all over town.

Visitors from all over the state went to this event to see the work being showcase.

All of the artists worked diligently, often crouching on the ground for hours at a time, to make sure their pieces of art looked great.

The majority of them told the Rip that they love coming to this event every year, and they were here for the music and vibes.

The reason they do this every year is to help fund the Bakersfield Art Museum to continue to showcase Bakersfield’s artists and their work and bring awareness to the community.