The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple invites you to our 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Food and Craft Fair! It will be a special day of family fun and adventure, featuring a wide variety of handcrafted items from new and returning vendors who will delight you with their crafts. There will be food available for purchase that will entice you and free demonstrations that will amaze you.
This event features craftspeople from throughout the state who sell crafts that draw friends, families, and craft lovers from far and wide. Enjoy eating your favorite foods, like Sushi, Chinese Chicken Salad, Spam Musubi, Chicken Teriyaki Bowls, Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches, Curry Rice, Nikkei Chicken Wings, and more.
Watch as experts demonstrate making sushi rolls, Takoyaki (little pastries with a seafood filling), and other appetizing Japanese dishes. Enjoy eating as you browse through the many craft booths. Watch one of our many other demonstrations – try Japanese Obon Dancing while wearing a Japanese Happi Coat and using a Fan and a pair of Kachi Kachis (Japanese Castanets)!
Join us for the Opening Reception of our Winter Exhibitions featuring: One Night in California: Contemporary Nocturnes, Black & White: Photographs from the Julie Riegel and Suzette Clerou Collection, and Texture: Selections from the BMoA Permanent Collection
Latin America’s most successful brass quintet with international recognition. They perform a combination of virtuosic chamber music in all styles from Baroque to Broadway, provide non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship and inimitable Latin American charm. High-class music making and humor. Join the Bakersfield Community Concert Association as we celebrate our 57th Anniversary Season. Single concert tickets are $35. Adult BCCA season memberships (5 concerts) are $75. Season tickets are now on sale. Call (661) 588-3920 or (661) 322-7456 for more information.
Get into the groove for this celebration of equality, and self-expression! Enjoy an evening of interactive activities, performances, and dancing at our inaugural event celebrating National Pride Month. In partnership with The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.
June will bringSeascapes and Ocean Views. This show is an open call to artists who would like to show their art depicting seascapes and beach life! There is still time to participate! Visit the Gallery’s Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/312203083684/and look for the rules and registration formsunder the posts or private message us with your email address and we will send the information to you. We will be taking in the art on Sunday May 26, from 12-4pm. at the gallery at 125 South “B” Street. There is a $5.00 entry fee for each piece and a 2 piece limit. Become a member of The Courthouse Gallery for a yearly membership of $30.00 and your entries will be free! All entries should convey the theme of the show and be seascapes or views of ocean life.
The opening reception will be Sunday June 9, from 2-4 pm. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served and is free to the public. The show will run from June 1-July 28. The gallery is open Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. Our hope is that the seascapes will transport the viewer to a calm and serene place where troubles float away on the tide.
Join us on the last Thursday of the month from February through October for an after-hours art experience featuring fine art, entertainment, and refreshments from popular Bakersfield bars and restaurants.
In participation with Downtown Bakersfield’s Second Saturday events BMoA is proud to present a new Lecture Series offering unique insight into artistic culture with special guest lecturers, artists, and behind the scenes looks into the art programs and exhibitions. Also included with admission is an all-ages art project that explores the concepts and themes of the current BMoA Exhibitions.