Art . . . that’s Amore at Off the Wall

Come and shop your heart out at this seven-day art sale that fills a huge gallery with original art that you can buy right “off the wall.” The sale will feature works by artists from throughout Inland Southern California. It’s a rare opportunity to purchase original art at VERY reasonable prices ($100, $200, $300, or $400). This is a great chance for new collectors and seasoned collectors alike.

This art love affair begins with an Italian Gala on Friday, November 9, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Tickets are $35. ONLY guests at the Gala will be able to buy art on our opening night. Become a sponsor and get early entry into the gallery so you can grab your must-buy piece before someone else grabs it off the wall.

The sale continues for the general public on Saturday, November 10, through Thursday, November 15. Doors open daily (closed Monday) at 10 a.m. (12 noon on Sunday) and close at 4 p.m. On the last day of the sale, there will be an additional incentive of 25% off all remaining artwork.

Art . . . that’s Amore at Off the Wall is a fundraiser for RAM by the Art Alliance, the fundraising arm of our non-profit museum that hosts many events throughout the year to keep art alive in Riverside.

Come join us as we have fun “Loving Art” this fall! 

Your name will be on our Check-In List if you have already purchased tickets online. Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are still available at the door! See you tonight!

Call for Artists!

Off the Wall returns to Riverside this coming November. We hope that you will participate again and we look forward to providing you with a great opportunity to showcase your work, as well as support the Riverside Art Museum. Our 2015 and 2016 sales were a great success. We sold over $30,000 worth of art in one evening. Your art will be viewed by an estimated 400 people at the Gala and during museum hours. The Art Alliance and RAM will be promoting the sale.

There are a few important changes that we want you to know about:

1) This year, we are limited to one gallery to exhibit your art so we cannot guarantee that all your art will be displayed the night of the gala. Due to the space restriction, please do not submit art that is larger than 24” by 36”, including the frame if there is one.

2) If you are currently a RAM member, you may submit up to four pieces of original art. All pieces must be priced at $100, $200, $300, or $400. At least one piece must be priced at $100 and only one may be priced at $400.

3) If you are not currently a member of RAM, you may submit up to two pieces of original artAt least one piece must be priced at $100, and once again, only one piece may be priced at $400.

As in past years, artists receive 50% of the price of the artwork sold.

The important dates for you to be aware of are:

Art Intake: Click here to download the Artist Agreement form. Fill it out and bring it with you. There will also be blank forms available at the Intake desks.

Tuesday, November 6: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Italian Gala & Opening Sale:

Friday, November 9: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Art Pick Up:

Friday, November 16: 12 noon–4 p.m.

Saturday, November 17: 12 noon–4 p.m.

As is traditional with Off the Wall, there is a 25% discount on all remaining art on the last sale day, Thursday, November 15.

If you are interested in becoming an artist member of RAM, click here.

Become a Sponsor! Get in First!

We are looking for a few great sponsors and want to offer you the opportunity to be part of this exciting and fun-filled event. The Riverside Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Inland Empire and welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors each year. Your sponsorship will allow our museum to keep showing great art in our community and offer educational programs for all ages.

You can choose to be a Da Vinci sponsor for $1,000, a Michelangelo sponsor for $500, or a Raphael sponsor for $250. With these tax-deductible sponsorships, your name or company name and/or logo will be listed on all marketing material, under the event title. We believe that this will total nearly 65,000 brand impressions throughout Riverside County, plus social media coverage. In addition, we will provide you with free tickets to the always sold-out gala event on November 9, a value of $210 for the Da Vinci sponsorship, $140 for the Michelangelo, and $70 for the Raphael sponsorship.

To meet our printing deadlines, we will need to hear from you as soon as possible, but certainly by October 10. 

“Da Vinci Sponsor” for $1,000

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 6 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • FIRST early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

“Michelangelo Sponsor” for $500

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 4 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • SECOND early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

“Raphael Sponsor” for $250

This sponsorship provides you with:

  • 2 tickets to the Italian Gala
  • THIRD early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

CLICK HERE to become an Off the Wall Sponsor!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Da Vinci

Arnold & Julie Philippi


Drs. David & Kathleen Bocian

Eric & Francisca Johnson

Arthur & Peggy Littleworth

Steve and Cathy Morford

Shannon Murphy & John Conrad

Michelle Ouellette


Kathy & John Allavie

Lucile Arntzen

Mark & Pam Balys

Brand Purpose LLC

Philip & Selina Bremenstuhl

Kathy & Gary Christmas

Suzy & Gary Clem

Phyllis & Jim Crabtree

Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland

Sari & Owen Kustner

Beth & Don Miller

Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds

Leon & Patricia Reynolds

Cookie Smith

Leslie Swor/Riverside Walking Tours

Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate