Driven by Art Preview Gala

September 24, 2016
Gala 6-9PM, After Party 9-11PM
Gala Tickets* | $200 members, $225 non-members
After Party Tickets | $50 members, $60 non-members

Come celebrate the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s past 60 years and get a VIP look at the Driven by Art Public Art project trucks before they cruise into downtown. Join us for a 1950’s-themed cocktail party followed by dinner, dancing, and casino games.

Step back into the atomic era -- the time of the Museum's inception -- and into the Copa Lounge at The Sands Casino. Enjoy signature cocktails while viewing the 33 Driven by Art trucks located throughout the Museum. Then, sit down for a 1950's-style dinner featuring iconic foods from the era. Following dinner, there will be an auction of a Driven by Art truck painted by David Gordon and an original 30” x 30” painting by Dennis Ziemienski titled “Kern County Overdrive;” Mr. Ziemienski created this piece to commemorate the Driven by Art Public Art project.

At the After Party, step out into the BMOA sculpture garden to enjoy dancing to sounds from the 1950’s and play casino games you might have found in The Copa Lounge, such as roulette, black jack, craps, and more; each guest will play with $500 in "funny money.”**

Please RSVP for the Gala by September 10th by purchasing tickets below. We encourage you to dress in 1950's cocktail attire.

Proceeds from the evening go towards ensuring BMOA can offer exceptional art exhibitions and educational programming for the next 60 years.


After Party Tickets available at the door!


*Gala tickets include the After Party.
**Real money for casino games will not be accepted to purchase more chips. Real money will not be awarded for winnings. These games are purely for fun.