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Tehachapi Arts Center

Raising Star Fundraiser

Tehachapi Arts Center is proud to be the sponsor for Raising Star and their 5x5 fundraiser.

Local artists will create works of art on 5x5 canvases. These will be sold on 5-5-23 for $55.

Any artist wishing to participate can come to the Art Center to pick up a canvas (there are only a few left) or use their own 5 inch by 5 inch canvas. All work needs to be turned in by April 29.

Raising Star is an equine based therapy provider that works with children and adults with special needs.

Don't forget to come to our Cinco De Mayo Art Show that will display all our artist efforts.

All art is donated and for sale to raise funds for Raising Star.

Activities for April

Leila's long awaited Glass Fusion Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. In this class she will show you how to create your own beautiful piece of wearable art. Be sure to sign up early as this class fills up, and Leila needs to procure the materials needed for each student. This class is suitable for beginning to experienced artists. Closed toe shoes required. You will have the opportunity to make two projects during this class.

Children's Art Class held every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. We also offer a private classes for birthdays or your own group of friends. Call the Arts Center for more information.

Jam Night: 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.

Date to be announced. We're trying to pick a weekday that works for everyone, once or twice a month. Usually a Tuesday.

Ed's Portraiture now taking orders

Our resident artist and instructor Edward Vasqkedi is now offering his services as a portrait artist.

He will create an original work of art in several media including oils, acrylics and sketching.

We sell art supplies

The Arts Center has increased its inventory of art supplies. We have more paints and for the first-time alcohol ink is available. We also have polymer clay.

Alari Designs

We have the best jewelry shop in Tehachapi, right inside the Art Center. Alari Designs provides watch battery replacements, re-sizing of rings and repairs for all types of jewelry. Jewelry shop 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 artists are welcome, too. We're proud to have a growing number of up-and-coming artists getting their first start here at the Arts Center.

Our Facebook page manager Marta Escanuelas 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.