Creativity is alive and thriving in Bakersfield!

April 1, 2009 at 10:33 am | Posted in Art Galleries | Leave a comment
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Envision walking through a downtown arts district on a Friday night with open, brightly lit gallery spaces, featuring contemporary art, interspersed with conversation and thrumming music flowing from aromatic coffee shops and ethnic sidewalk restaurants. Sounds stimulatingly cosmopolitan, doesn’t it?

Bakersfield is probably not there yet, but I sure got the sense it’s heading in that direction after reading the Spring 2009 issue of ArtLook, the Arts District and Community e-Newsletter which popped into my mail box yesterday. Designed, compiled, and distributed by my friend, artist/gallery owner Jill Thayer, ArtLook showcases the galleries and the upcoming visual art events in downtown Bakersfield. The colorful, photo-filled, 8-page newsletter spotlights particular galleries and ends with a listing of gallery venues available. You can download your own copy of Artlook on Jill’s site. Oh, and while you are taking in the downtown art scene, don’t forget to check out a favorite restaurant, Mama Roomba, serving Caribbean food.

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a clipping from ArtLook -listing galleries.

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