March Newsletter
Community Reads 2020:
Cooking, Culture, and Coming Together
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Community Reads theme is Cooking, Culture, and Coming Together ! This year's program begins with a FREE kick-off celebration dinner on March 13th (details below) and continues with cooking demos, a garden party, library events, and plenty of books! Community Reads is an annual program that encourages literacy and community engagement. Community Reads has been a strong Inyo County program since 2008. For more information, visit .
Look for the Community Reads postcard in the mail for a schedule of events. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check out our website to stay up-to-date with all things Community Reads!
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Inyo Council for the Arts is thrilled to once again host Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, returning for its 27th year to the Eastern Sierra, Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, 2020 . From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.  

Screenings are in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7pm, with different films shown each night. Come early with friends to enjoy a Mountain Rambler beer and dinner offerings from Great Basin Bakery!

Tickets are available at the ICA office on Main St and Eastside Sports in Bishop and at the Booky Joint in Mammoth Lakes. For more information, call Inyo Council for the Arts at 760-873-8014 or visit us at
137 S. Main St in Bishop.
Chamber Music Unbound Presents:
Call of the Wild
The Felici Piano Trio, CALL OF THE WILD. 
Tickets are available online here , or at the Booky Joint in Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo Council for the Arts in Bishop and at the door, 45 minutes before performances.

Saturday, March 21st, 7:30pm at Cerro Coso College, Mammoth Lakes

Sunday, March 22nd, 4:00pm, Cerro Coso College, Bishop
Super Bloom Women's Gathering
Arts education is the key to success for California’s students.

Students who learn arts at school score higher on tests, have better attendance records, significantly lower dropout rates, and are more than twice as likely to graduate from college.

Creativity is cited as the No. 1 desired skill in today’s job market, according to a 2010 IBM survey. Yet less than half of California’s students have access to art at their schools. And those who stand to benefit the most—like low-income students and English-language learners—are the least likely to be given the opportunity.

We can—and we should—do better.

This tax season, you can help keep arts in schools by making a tax-deductible donation of $1 or more to the  Keep Arts in Schools Fund  on your state return. One hundred percent of your contribution will go to support arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. Do your part for tomorrow’s innovators who need arts education today. Visit  to learn how.

Sources: Americans for the Arts – Arts Education Navigator (2013), Create CA Arts Education Data Project (2018).

Swing by ICA to see our current gallery exhibit! It will be up now through April 16th.

Looking for more local arts & culture news? Check out the Art Matters in Bishop
 Facebook page!
Stay tuned here in the email newsletter, on our Facebook / Instagram , and our website to check out everything ICA is up to throughout the year!

Inyo Council for the Arts
137 South Main Street
Bishop, California 93514


(760) 873-8014 /

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Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA) is a non-profit community-based organization that advances the arts in Inyo County through participation, education, and collaboration. Art enriches lives, creates a language that connects all people, and celebrates diverse cultures and historical heritages. ICA provides venues for artists to perform and share their work, and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.
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