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Tehachapi Arts Center

Artist of the Month

Genevieve Funes is an 18-year-old senior at La Mirada High School. In her spare time, she is a freelance artist and animator. She is the designer of the Tehachapi Arts Center Logo.

She plans to continue her education with a degree in Art. Genevieve is following in the footsteps of her father Ralph Funes, an entrepreneur and Graphic Artist.

Paint Night

This month our Paint Night is on Saturday, Feb. 18 with Edward Vasqkedi. We will have Wine, soda and snacks. This month is special. Ed has brought a landscape with beautiful fall colors and a winding creek. It's gorgeous.

Children's Art Class

Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., we offer our children's class. We can also offer a private class for birthdays or your own group of friends. Call Grayson for more information.

Jam Night

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, starting around 5:30 p.m., dust off that old guitar, bass, keyboard, ukulele or whatever you have and come on out for a fun night of music and socializing. We are mostly a group of intermediate musicians, so don't think you have to be great to join us.

Bring a few copies of songs you want us to play and we'll try.

Coming in March

Realism Art Class with Olly on Thursday, March 9.

Learn how to paint in a realistic style. The subject will be a cat.

Polymer Clay Class with Cathy Clark on Saturday, March 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Cost $35.

A beginning class where you will create a beautiful cross out of polymer Clay.

Improv Workshop on Saturday, March 18.

A workshop to enhance your improvisational skills.

Paint Night on Saturday, March 18.

Sip wine, enjoy some Hord'oeuvres and create beautiful art.

Alari Designs

Let our jeweler Mike create one-of-a-kind custom-made jewelry for yourself or that special person in your life. He also replaces watch batteries, re-sizes rings and repairs all types of jewelry. Mike's jeweler hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call or text (661) 805-0849 for more information.

Join our co-op

If you are looking for a place to showcase your art, consider joining us here as a co-op member or an Artist Vender. If you have an artistic skill you would like to share, you can teach a class in our classroom. Young artist are welcome, too. We're proud to have a growing number of up-and-coming artist getting their first start here at the Arts Center.

Our Facebook page manager Marta has been very busy, so don't forget to visit us there.

You can view all the classes and updates online.

The Tehachapi Arts Center (TAC) is a cooperative continuing in the tradition of Mel White's Treasure Trove. TAC provides a venue for local artisans to gather, learn, teach, display, and sell their art. We are located at 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. (across the street from the water tower). TAC is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach us at: (661) 822-6794.