(Photo (above) courtesy of Victoria Bordinova)

(SACRAMENTO, CA — UPDATED January 21, 2019) The Crocker Art Museum is providing new opportunities in 2020 to revel in the arts this new year, with a series of adults-only ArtMix parties that offer the chance to decompress and self-express.

On the second Thursday night of each month, the Museum will stay open late so that visitors age 21+ can experience live music, dance and performance art, themed cocktails and drink specials, gallery tours, and opportunities to immerse in hands-on projects when moments of inspiration strike. Costumes are welcome*, with visitors invited to contribute to a masquerade ball type of atmosphere that makes each ArtMix one of a kind.

ARTMIX | BIG EASY
February 13
6 - 9:30 p.m.

(Fig 2)
Get your Mardi Gras groove started early at this big brassy party featuring one of the premier bands on the West Coast for New Orleans Second Line, Element Brass Band. Enjoy live painting in our own Jackson Square amid dynamic street performers and a visit from Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Help build a mini float, catch some blues in the Bourbon Street Bar, and get your beads ready for a bash! More information and tickets HERE.

ARTMIX | FUNK SPRINGS ETERNAL
March 12
6 - 9:30 p.m.

(Fig 3)
Get funky fresh with DJ Rock Bottom and live bands sure to keep you moving and grooving all night long. Fortify your spring spirit with dance performances by The Lorelei Bayne Project. More information and tickets HERE.

ARTMIX | SNAP!
April 9

6 - 9:30 p.m.

(Fig 4)

Focus on the best parts of Sac with a night of pics and laughs. Celebrate Photography Month Sacramento with super selfies and high fashion shoots; comedy sets and improv. Immerse yourself in the powerful and affecting video-sound installation Bill Viola: The Raft. Flash your dance moves with DJ Epik, and get an exclusive peek at rarely seen photographs from the Crocker Art Museum's photo collection vaults. More information and tickets HERE. (NOTE: Photography for personal use is allowed in many areas of the Museum. For the Crocker's photography policy, click HERE.)

ArtMix is $10 for Museum members and $20 nonmembers. Tickets are available online at crockerart.org and at the Museum admission desk.

MEDIA CONTACT
Karen Christian
(916) 808-1867
communications@crockerart.org


*For the safety of our guests and the art on view in the Museum, full-face masks, backpacks, and objects protruding more than 12 inches from the body (including wings and cosplay "weapons") are not allowed in the galleries.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
(Fig 2) Foxy
(Fig 3) Kaique Rocha
(Fig 4) Omar Houchaimi


ABOUT THE CROCKER
Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at crockerart.org