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Bakersfield Arts District Foundation presents First Friday

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Every first Friday of the month, Downtown Bakersfield has its Art Walk. That consists of downtown shops, restaurants, local street vendors selling their products, and live music. Whether it is art pieces, clothing, or jewelry, one can find it at First Friday. First Friday starts at the intersection of 19th and Eye Street. They close those intersections so that the public can roam around freely. ...

First Friday attracts people from the community

Kyle Chidgey, Photographer

February 17, 2016

  The Art Council’s annual First Friday was in full swing on Feb. 5. Local residents had a chance to come out and observe the work of Kern County’s creative minds, young and old.  Located downtown, First Friday gives local artists and entrepreneurs a chance to display and sell their work once a month. From paintings and clothing to comic books, an array of creative...

First Friday filled with art

First Friday filled with art

February 24, 2015

First Friday is a local event in which every first Friday of the month Bakersfield artists get the opportunity to showcase and sell their art. It’s...

Metro gallery promotes Latin culture

Cindy Hernandez, Reporter

September 12, 2013

Downtown’s Art District was pure excitement at this months’ First Friday, from dancers on the corner of 19th and Eye, to a live band playing in Front Porch’s parking lot. This is the fifth Latination  at Metro Galleries. It brought Latin festive music that roared passed the doors and rolled out onto the street. People of all walks of life filled the gallery to...

Students create chainmail with updated Medieval hobby

Students create chainmail with updated Medieval hobby

Jazmine Montoya, Reporter

May 1, 2013

By Jazmine Montoya Reporter Chainmail is no longer just a thing of the past. It also isn’t the kind of chainmail you’re thinking of. Two Bakersfield Colle...

The Foundry hosts young and old artists

The Foundry hosts young and old artists

martin chang, editor in chief

March 14, 2013

  Every March The Foundry celebrates the creativity and imagination of children with their Art Imitates Art exhibit. In the exhibit, which is...

Crafty ladies create eco-friendly candles with much love

Robin Shin, Online Editor

January 30, 2013

Only a handful of people in the world are able to have the motivation to make their hobbies into a business.  The two founders of Happily Ever After Candles (HEAC), Elizabeth Valle, 26, and Stephanie Velasco, 22, are two childhood friends who are currently building their hobbies into a business. Valle is a business major at Bakersfield College, and Velasco transferred out...

First Friday gives a touch of the chills

First Friday gives a touch of the chills

Cassandra McGowan, Reporter

October 19, 2011

“Fright Sights” was The Foundry’s contribution to Bakersfield’s First Friday on Oct. 7. The art exhibition featured local artists whose work...

Art for sale on sidewalk during First Friday on September 2 in downtown Bakersfield.

First Friday animates downtown

September 8, 2011

Every first Friday of the month, on 19th and Eye Street, art, people, food and music take over downtown. Don Martin is the owner of Metro Galleries and...

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