Bakersfield business owners and non-profit support local artists
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Bakersfield business owners and non-profit support local artists

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Artists are getting a chance to shine thanks to a local nonprofit and downtown business owners welcoming their creative spice to add to their establishments, along with an instagram contest. The Now Bakersfield’s Tori Cooper had a chance to speak with one of those lucky artists along with a business owner who is helping reshape the culture of the downtown Bakersfield area. Local business owners like Heather Laganelli are advocating for struggling artists to find a platform to showcase their work to others, "I told myself that if I ever had a business to where I could give back to other artist I would," Locale Farm to Table restaurant owner Heather Laganelli said. Laganelli is a former local struggling artists who is now a local business owner teaming up with the, "Be in Bakersfield" non-profit organization to stick to her mission of supporting artists who were just like her, by providing them with a free, unique canvas. "Artists were asked to submit their designs and then they selected four to be painted on the wall," Bakersfield artists Jennifer Cordova said. Cordova is one of the 60 artists who submitted artwork to Lagenelli after seeing the wall […]

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