Arts District, Bakersfield

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Arts District
District of Bakersfield
Location of the Civic Center in Downtown Bakersfield.
Location of the Civic Center in Downtown Bakersfield.
Arts District
Location within Downtown Bakersfield
Coordinates: 35°22′34″N 119°1′12″W / 35.37611°N 119.02000°W / 35.37611; -119.02000
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
City Bakersfield

Arts District is a district in Downtown Bakersfield, California, USA. It is a major center for visual and performing arts. Several art galleries are located in the district, with most of them centered on the intersection of 19th Street and Eye Street. Several theater groups are also located in the district.[1] Its boundaries are marked with banners, which were erected by the Arts Council of Kern.


The following theaters are located in the district:

  • The Empty Space
  • Fox Theater
  • Spotlight Theater
  • Stars Theater


The Downtown Transit Center is located in the district. It is one of several transit centers owned and operated by Golden Empire Transit. Several of its routes use the stop, which serves urban Bakersfield. It is also used by Kern Regional Transit as one of its Bakersfield hubs for its inter-regional service.


  1. ^ Arts & Culture District. Arts Council of Kern. Accessed: 12-01-2011.