General Calendar

January 12 – February 6 – ICA Gallery Closed for Renovation

The gallery and theater will be closed for renovation.  Come back in February to see our brand new paint, carpet, and more!

January 31 – Live at ICA:  Hoot and Holler and the Idle Hands String Band

All the way from Boston MA, the folk and old-time duo Hoot and Holler will be stopping by the ICA theater on their west coast tour to share their unique blend of new and traditional acoustic music.  Opening the evening will be Bishop’s own bluegrass favorites, the Idle Hands String Band.

Poetry Out Loud Finals – Thursday Feb 5th – 6:30 pm – ICA

Inyo County’s high school students are among thousands across the state working hard to interpret, memorize, and recite classical poetry in preparation for the 2015 county and state finals of Poetry Out Loud, now in its tenth year.  Inyo County is one of approximately 35 counties participating in this statewide competition, with more than 40,000 high school students throughout California competing in their school competitions. Inyo Council for the Arts will again be hosting the finals for its county competition on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

February 9 – March 20 – Gallery Show: National Parks and Monuments

Click here for our full 2015 gallery Schedule.

February 10 – March 21 – Community Reads Events: “Uncertain Path”

Kick-off Event: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5-6:30 pm, ICA; Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7-8:00 pm, Lone Pine Film History Museum

Help kick off the 2015 Community Reads celebration of our National Parks with an evening with William Tweed, author of Uncertain Path and the unveiling of the newly renovated Inyo Council for the Arts! Tweed, Chief Park Naturalist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks before he retired in 2006, will discuss his journey into writing the book, his time on the John Muir Trail, and his thoughts on the future of our National Parks.

An Evening Celebrating Inyo Native Son, Horace Albright: Wed., Feb. 25th, 7-8:30 pm, ICA; Feb. 26th, LPFHM

Born and raised in Bishop, Horace Albright became the second director of the National Park System, receiving the highest civilian award – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Learn of his life through photos and the Ken Burns feature on Albright.  Presented by Superintendent and historian, Terry McAteer.

Eastern Sierra Slideshow & National Park discussion with Andy Selters- Tues., Mar. 3, 7-8:30 pm, ICA – “National Parks, Our Experiments in Boundaries.”

Join celebrated photographer, Andy Selters, with an illustrated lecture on how “America’s Best Idea” unfolded and how it’s faring in our region.

Eastern Sierra and Buttermilk Photography Workshop with Vern Clevenger: Saturday, Mar. 7, 1-5 pm, Cerro Coso College Campus, Bishop.

Join premiere photographer of the Sierra Nevada, Vern Clevenger, in this in-depth starter class: “Introduction to your Camera.”  This free workshop class will meet at the Bishop campus of Cerro Coso and then move up into the Buttermilk and surrounding area to photograph.

“The Spirit of John Muir”: Thurs., Mar. 12, 7-8:30 pm, ICA

Renowned actor Lee Stetson brings to life one of this country’s most beloved and famous naturalists, John Muir.  This production, with Mr. Stetson in the title role, has been presented in Yosemite National Park since 1983. Seating limited, call ICA for ticket. 760-873-8014

Crater Mountain Geology Hike: Saturday, Mar. 14, 10-12

Join Darla Heil as she leads a walk in the Crater Mountain area south of Big Pine, discussing the geology, history, and lava tubes prevalent in the area. Group to meet at Big Pine school parking lot.

The Legacy of John Muir: Wed., Mar. 18, 7-8:30 LPFHM; Thurs., Mar. 19, ICA, 7-8:30

Join Robert Hanna, great, great grandson of John Muir, as he journeys through the life of his ancestor, John Muir, and the impact and legacy he has left on America’s National Parks, especially those closest to Inyo County.

Wildlife of the Sierra Nevada; Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am, ICA

Join Cindy Kamler from Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care as she brings in some of the Sierra’s rescued feathered friends and reptiles to discuss the habitat, natural history, and on-going problems faced by these various species. Great event for kids!

May 22 – 25 – Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show in the Park

This four-day show of handcrafted arts and crafts is held annually at the Bishop City Park, and runs in conjunction with the Mule Days Celebration.

September 18-20, 2015 – 24th Annual Millpond Music Festival

Millpond Music Festival brings an eclectic collection of music to one of the most intimate festival surroundings imaginable.
The 2015 Main Stage Line-Up Will Be AMAZING and you won’t want to miss one single performance! Tickets go on sale April 1st, 2015.




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