Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival
by Thygerson Vaun
Contributing writer and mother of three
Sep 27, 2023
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Bakersfield Museum of Art’s annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival has become a Bakersfield tradition, bringing together the community and the visual arts since 1998. The Marketplace becomes a gallery of amazing chalk masterpieces on October 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hundreds of children (and adults) participate each year in the Via Bambino area, showcasing their talents and trying their hand at the ancient art of street painting. For more information, please visit,

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