Do you have a few spaces in your home that are just crying out for some new artwork? For one evening only, on Friday, March 13, hundreds of amazing, miniature creations will be on sale to benefit Art Center Sarasota’s exhibition and education programs. Art Center Sarasota have asked more than 100 artists, both regional and national, to create original, one-of-a-kind 5’’ x 7’’ art postcards for Off The Wall

Off the Wall is a fundraising exhibit and sale that offers a rare opportunity to collect works from renowned and emerging artists. Here’s the fun part: the postcards will be on display anonymously, with the artist’s name revealed upon purchase. The postcards will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 each following the preview reception.

A $25 admission fee includes one drink coupon and two raffle tickets for a chance to secure a “first choice” spot in line to purchase your favorite artwork. The event will begin with an exhibit preview from 5-6:30p.m., during which time guests can mingle with the artists and find their favorites, plus enjoy adult beverages with light bites courtesy of Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi. The postcard art sale begins at 6:30 p.m. for raffle winners, after which the sale will open to all guests.

Co-chairs of the event are John Pirman and Steve Tetreault.

“This is a great opportunity for art collectors—both longtime collectors and beginners—to snag a wonderful piece of original work of art at a very affordable price,” says Pirman. 

“It’s the best of all worlds,” says Tetreault. “The collector gains a valuable work of art; the artist gains recognition for his or her donation and, possibly, a new collector; and Art Center Sarasota receives needed funding for its valuable programs.”

Purchase tickets or more information: call (941) 365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org/OTW.

Event is 5-9 pm at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota, founded in 1926, and has been located in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota is a membership-based organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. There are currently more than 1,000 members, who include artists, students, creatives and supporters. Art Center Sarasota’s purpose is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.

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