Inyo Council for the Arts | Art Enriches Lives

Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA) is a non-profit community-based organization that advances the arts in Inyo County through participation, education, and collaboration. Art enriches lives, creates a language that connects all people, and celebrates diverse cultures and historical heritages. ICA provides venues for artists to perform and share their work and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.

Inyo Council for the Arts works to provide an environment in which the arts thrive by bringing quality programs and events to our community. We are a non-profit organization, and we rely on membership for our continued success.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2021 Millpond Music Festival!

They say it takes a village – this year, our village put in the effort of one and a half at least.

Inyo Council for the Arts wants to thank all the volunteers who made the 29th annual Millpond Music Festival a resounding success! Some of the small armies include Stage Build, Set-Up, and Teardown, Workshop Tent, Gate – Altrusa, Sound, Kids’ Activities, Merchandise Tent, Security, Artist Hospitality, Park Maintenance, Information – Bishop Chamber of Commerce, Camping Compliance, Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Brown’s Campground and Concessions, and everyone and anyone who helped in any way they could.

We knew this year was going to be different. To our attendees – thank you for supporting us in this endeavor each year and, especially this year, for bringing your love of this festival, your compassion, and kindness. We are particularly thrilled that the Millpond family – the audience and our volunteers – complied with our COVID guidelines.

The Inyo County Office of Education’s Night for Educators Party was also a great success. Thank you to our sponsors for the school party: Mountain Rambler Brewery & Bishop Real Estate Rasmussen & Associates.

A big thank you to our Millpond Music Festival sponsors: National Endowment of the Arts, California Arts Council, City of Bishop, County of Inyo, Great Basin Bakery, NPR Reno, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Inyo County Office of Education, and Manor Market.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and can’t wait to see you all again next September!

The Board and Staff of Inyo Council for the Arts

Our new address is:
150 Willow Street
Bishop, California 93514
Thank you for all your years of support, and we look forward to bringing you great arts programming once more!

The ICA Holiday Gallery Show is up at our new location! Inyo artists have been busy these past several months, and we are excited to support them and offer great art to the public once more. Due to the rapidly rising covid-19 rates in the county, our gallery is closed to the general public until further notice. You can make an appointment by calling (760) 873-8014.






Eastern Sierra Art & Culture Events

ICA presents high quality artistic and cultural events and programs across Inyo County, which are enjoyed year-round by residents and visitors of all ages. Whether at the Millpond Music Festival, Arts and Crafts Shows, Banff Film Festival, Community Art Days, Community Reads, hands-on art classes, or any of our many other programs, we hope you’ll join us and become a part of the arts in Inyo County!


15aug8:00 pmFree Concert at Bishop City Park

22aug8:00 pmFree Concert at Bishop City Park

29aug8:00 pmFree Concert at Bishop City Park