When it comes to ARTMIX, the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s curated cocktail party, the goal is to always go a bit bigger.

“What we try to do is just really expand on the most popular aspects of the event overall,” said Amy Smith, the museum’s executive director. “So we always want to reach even further, with even better restaurants, even more art for the art off-the-wall sale and even more silent auction art pieces that really are part of the legacy of artists that we’ve had here.”

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