A grassroots organization known as Tehachapi Artists lends support to the local emphasis on individualism, creativity, and creation that structure the community's sense of place and belonging. They organize the city's monthly First Fridays, drawing in local businesses and restaurants to help diversify the participation in productions such as the Art Walk. The network of artists is widespread, as Asian-influenced art, clay pot making, oil painting, and performance art number among the kinds of art you can view and learn about. There are also many venues for classes and studios for art production in and around town, with a particular focus on music.
Parks and Recreation
The city of Tehachapi offers a variety of parks for play, recreation, and sports and it even has its own skate park in the tradition of southern California's long-existing youth trend. The Dye Natatorium Pool is another parks and recreation department resource that hosts open swim and offers reservations for private parties during the warmer months of the year. The parks and two community centers offer many different classes for children and youth and also have organized sports teams for people of all ages. There is no lack of community resources for fun and physical activity, as Tehachapi takes advantage of the temperate and often sunny California weather.