May 2021
Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show
Bishop City Park
Please join us for the 2021 Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show in the Bishop City Park, May 28th-31st! The show features quality handcrafted items and fine arts, including photography, jewelry, woodworking, watercolors, sculpture, clothing, and much more. Food vendors will also be at the park all weekend. This is our first event since COVID started, and we can't wait to see you all again!

Social distancing measures will be in place, booths will be spaced at least six feet apart, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park. For more information, please reach out to us at 760-873-8014 or
Community Art Days
Bishop and Independence
We are excited to announce that Community Art Days are back! The upcoming events are set for June 5th in Bishop at the Bishop City Park and June 6th in Independence at Dehy Park. Events will last from 12:30-6:30pm. Our ability to host these events is contingent on current county COVID cases. 

Community Art Days are fun and free days of art in public parks across Inyo County. The events include arts and crafts activities, live music, artist booths, and food vendors. Featured performers so far include Zikomo and the Carbe & Durand Duo with Aubrey Richmond.

Social distancing measures will be in place, booths will be spaced at least six feet apart, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park. For more information, please reach out to us at 760-873-8014 or

Community Art Days support local communities, and ICA encourages community members to participate as artists, vendors, and volunteers. These events are in part supported by the California Arts Council, the County of Inyo, the City of Bishop, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Calling all Artisans, Crafters, and Artists!
Would you like to participate in these events?

Inyo Council for the Arts would like to invite any artisan, crafter, or art vendor interested to host a booth at Community Art Days. These community events are FREE to participate in – there is no cost to have a booth at these events. For more information and the application, click here!
September 17-19, 2021

The ICA board of directors and staff will be making a final decision regarding the 2021 festival on June 2nd. We are hopeful! If it's a go, tickets and camping will go on sale Wednesday, June 9th.

For updates on the festival, visit our website and our Millpond Facebook page.
ICA Gallery Show
The gallery is open again! Come check out some great art from Inyo County artists! Gallery hours are 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Masks are required at all times. We ask that you please maintain a physical distance of at least 6ft while in the building. For more information, please call us at (760) 873-8014 or email us at

Featured Artist: David Kirk
David Kirk likes to contemplate landscapes especially. He imagines that the effects and play of light upon the shapes and surfaces of the Eastern Sierra are as dynamic and fascinating as anywhere in the world - hence the subject for the majority of his work.

He likes watercolor because of the medium's ability to convey light and atmospheric effects and the often unpredictable interaction with the surface that it's applied to. He also enjoys combining opaque mediums such as gouache, pen, and ink.
He moved to the Owens Valley back in 2001 in order to devote more time and attention to his painting. Since then he has regularly shown his work at venues throughout the Eastern Sierra and Southern California.
He finds the Eastern Sierra an endless source of inspiration and is fortunate enough to have employment which entails caring for the landscape. Working to protect the landscapes that he draws inspiration from is fulfilling and symbiotic. The growing contingent of painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists living here in the Eastern Sierra inspires him as well. 
Studio open by appointment
455 South Edwards Street (Hwy 395) Independence, CA 
760 920-1412
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 in our newsletter and on social media! 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

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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.
Thank you for your support!