March 2023

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ICA Events and Announcements

Inyo County Poetry Out Loud

Inyo Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Inyo County Poetry Out Loud competition

Hosted by Owens Valley High School in partnership with Inyo Council for the Arts and Inyo County Office of Education, the Inyo County Poetry Out Loud competition was held Wednesday, February 22, in Independence, CA. This year, 4 students participated, reciting poems before a crowd of nearly 40 supporters and a panel of esteemed judges. 

Kevin Glenn, who recited the poem “Late Summer” by Jennifer Grotz and “Arrow and the Song” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, won the honor of 2023 Inyo County Poetry Out Loud Champion. The other finalists were Samuel Rice (runner-up), Angelina Keefe, and Phillip Powell. Glenn, a senior at Owens Valley High, will advance to the statewide competition scheduled virtually for March 19-20. The California champion will then advance to the national competition set for May 8-10.

2023 Poetry Out Loud Inyo County Champion Kevin Glenn

Kevin Glenn (Champion), Phillip Powell, Samuel Rice (Runner-up), Angelina Keefe

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program for high school students created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. The program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage through classical and contemporary poetry. It is a recitation event, meaning students study poetry from an anthology and select a poem to recite. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools and organizations in every state. 

This event is sponsored by the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Poetry Foundation. Thank you!

Inyo County Art Docent Program

The Inyo County Art Docent Program provides a sequential, interactive K-5th grade education in art history and artistic skills, allowing teachers and volunteer docents to address a significant part of the California Arts Standards. Students observe, analyze, and respond to artwork while developing artistic skills through hands-on activities.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers who make this program possible. Art Docent volunteers are parents or other family members and community members. No prior art experience is needed and all materials and training are provided. Interested or want more information? Contact us at

Save the Date

Earth Day Sierra and Community Art Day

April 22nd

Bishop City Park


Live music, artist and food booths, Kids activities, Native dance, and other Earth day activities!

Presented by Bishop Sunrise Rotary and Inyo Council for the Arts

Stay tuned for our Millpond Music Festival announcement! Sign up for email updates about the festival here.

The 2023 festival is set for September 15-17.

Upcoming Arts & Culture Events


at the Mountain Rambler Brewery and Black Sheep in Bishop

Velvet Vagabond at Mountain Rambler

Friday, March 3rd

@ 7:30pm

Open Mic at

Black Sheep

Saturday, March 4th


Playhouse 395 Presents

Little Shop of Horrors

The classic, hilarious musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" is coming to Bishop, CA March 17-April 1! Get your tickets here:

Tri-County Fair

Youth Poster Contest

Youth Poster Contest for the Tri-County Fair! NEW for 2023: they have two categories - HAND DRAWN ART and DIGITAL ART. All the rules and entry information can found at


ICA Newsletter: Calling All Artists

Are you a visual artist, musician, ceramist, poet, writer, filmmaker, actor, dancer, jewelry designer, woodworker, or fashion designer?

ICA is looking to feature local artists to feature in our gallery! Click here for more details.

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

150 Willow Street

Bishop, California 93514

Monday - Friday


(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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