Bakersfield Museum of Art Holds 19th Annual 
Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival 7

Bakersfield Museum of Art’s annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival has become a Bakersfield tradition. This year, 154 artists and 271 student artists participated. BMOA felt 2017 was the most successful event ever. Spectators watched professional and student artists turn the parking lot of The Marketplace into chalk masterpieces.