September 2020
We are getting settled into our new location at 150 Willow St in Bishop! It took a village to move 20 years worth of equipment, furniture, and memories, and we would like to especially mention and thank:

Pete Watercott ~ Frank Stewart ~ Rick Puskar
Karl Schnadt ~ Dan Meyers ~ Vin Leal ~ Shawn Louth Alden Nash ~ Lynna Walker ~ Derik Olson
Linda & Howard Arcularius ~ John Wehausen
Jeff Griffiths ~ City of Bishop

Thank you to everyone for all your years of support! We hope to have a gallery show up in November - we will let you know more details as soon as possible!
Curley Fletcher Birthday Poetry Rendezvous
Laws Railroad Museum will be hosting the Curley Fletcher Birthday Poetry Rendezvous on Zoom Saturday, September 26, 7-9:00PM. The first hour will be a hosted "open mike" and participation is encouraged! The second hour will feature our special guest performers. The event is free to attend, just send a request to be invited to Donations are accepted at!
Save the Date!
Carbé & Durand from Incendio in Bishop November 7
Inyo Council for the Arts is excited to announce Millpond favorite Carbé & Durand from Incendio will be in Bishop Saturday, November 7, for a drive-in quintet concert at the TriCounty Fairgrounds. More details forthcoming!
Tailgate Concert at the Tri-County Fairgrounds

Kane Brown will air his brand-new, never-before-seen show for one night only on Saturday, September 26, at drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. General Admission Tickets will be sold for $76 USD per vehicle (up to 6 people). Get tickets and more information here.
Mammoth Lakes Library Gallery Walls Exhibit
Arts Competition for Youth Now Accepting Applications

Open to eligible emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12, the 2021 National YoungArts Competition — created by the National YoungArts Foundation — is an application-based award to recognize youth excellence and potential in visual, literary and performing arts. Winners receive cash prizes, participation in YoungArts Week, mentorship and more. For more information and to apply, click here.

 Deadline: Oct. 16
Featured Artist: The Idle Hands String Band
The Idle Hands String Band was formed almost 20 years ago and has been performing throughout the Eastern Sierra, from Ridgecrest to Reno, ever since. We've performed at the Millpond Festival in Bishop several times and have done shows at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City and the Whoa Nellie Deli in Lee Vining and even on Vern's Stage at the Grass Valley Bluegrass festival.

Other shows include the Eastern Sierra Museum, the Laws Railroad Museum, Mammoth and June Mountain ski areas, the Inyo Council for the Arts Theater, Mountain Rambler Brewery, and the Bristlecone Pine Visitor Center grand openings. The wide variety of venues we've played has earned us the local nickname "The All Terrain String Band".

We specialize in American string band music from the mid 1800's to the present.Including Old Time, Bluegrass, Folk and progressive Folk. We have enough material in our song bag to tailor our act to many occasions. And we also perform in smaller ensembles to fit settings where a duo or trio may be more appropriate than a five piece string band.

Ray Finch 760-873-5334

Annie Barrett Cashner 760-937-4155
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!

What we need:
- 2 photos of your work/performance/album cover/book cover
- Bio that is no more than 200 words
- Online presence links for audience to follow


Photos: JPG or PNG – well-lit, no reflections, unnecessary elements cropped out.
Smallest dimension: 800px

Bio note: up to 200 words (what you do, your past work, what you are most proud of) Format: Word, Google doc, or plain text in the body of email

Online presence: Link to your website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, Patreon, etc. Ways people can follow your work, commission, or buy work.

Submit to:

If this doesn't seem like your cup of tea, swing on over to our website and check out the Artist Directory page. Please let us know if you would like to be featured on this page, and submit your details (name, medium, contact info, etc.) and a high-res photo here!

Artists will be featured in order in which their documentation is received. Submissions are published at Inyo Council for the Arts’ discretion. 

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

The gallery is temporarily closed.

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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!