A Poetry-Inspired Art Event

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Our Mission

To promote the creative and powerful outlet of poetry, art, spoken word, and music; aiming to encourage youth to explore, discover, and cultivate their own creative talents alongside local artists. 

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Poetry comes to life through visual and performing arts.




Various workshops are offered to at-risk youth to help them explore and discover their own love and talent of poetry writing, visual art, spoken word, and music. Workshops are scheduled various times throughout the year. Stay tuned for workshops in 2019. We are teaming up with various local art advocates to promote our love of art! 


2019 Standing Ovation Sponsor: Idea Hive


2017 Sponsors and Partners: The Arts Council of Kern, National Endowment for the Arts, The Younger Gallery, and Project Oh!

Without their help, Words Come to Life 2017 would not have been a success.

Our events are held in Bakersfield, CA. We are working to reach out to outlying communities in Kern County through art and poetry workshops.

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