Serenade Art at Off the Wall 2016

Serenade Art at Off the Wall comes alive at the Riverside Art Museum this October with a Gala Opening on October 14, 2016 and sales that continue through Thursday, October 20, 2016.

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

The serenade begins on Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with a Spanish Gala that will kick off the biggest art sale in Riverside! Tickets for this Latin-themed party and art sale are $25 each. ONLY guests at the Gala will be able to buy art on our opening night. Become a sponsor and get early entry into the event so you can grab your favorite piece before someone else grabs it off the wall.

The sale continues for the general public on Saturday, October 15, through Thursday, October 20. Doors open daily at the Riverside Art Museum at 10:00 a.m. (12:00 noon on Sunday) and close at 4:00 p.m. The Riverside Art Museum is closed on Monday. 

On Thursday, October 20, the last day of the sale, there will be an additional incentive of 25% off all remaining artworks.

Serenade Art at Off the Wall is a fundraiser for the Riverside Art Museum. The Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum is the non-profit fundraising arm of the museum and hosts many events all year long to keep art alive in Riverside.

Come and join us as we have fun “Serenading Art”!!!

Important Dates

Art Intake Days: Sunday, October 9, 12 noon – 4 p.m., and Tuesday, October 11, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Note for Artists: Artists receive 50% of the price of their sold artwork. If you are currently a RAM member, you may submit up to five 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. If you are not currently a member of RAM, you may submit up to three pieces. At least one piece must be priced at $100 and, once again, only one piece may be priced at $400. All mediums are welcome. Artwork must be framed/ready-to-hang and securely wired with D-rings or eyehooks and hanging wire. Pieces are to be labeled with the artist’s name and the title of the work (a business card works great).

To become a member or renew your members, click here.

Artists Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sponsor Reception: Friday, October 14, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. See below for details.

Spanish Gala: Friday, October 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Online ticket sales have ended. However, tickets will be available for sale at the door. Thank you.

Public Sale: Saturday, October 15 – October 20, during regular museum hours. RAM is closed on Mondays.

Last Day of Sale: Thursday, October 20, 25% off all remaining artwork.

Unsold Art Pick-up Days: Friday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Become a Sponsor!

Are you passionate about art? Does a beautiful painting make your heart want to sing?

Well, you’re going to to love all the alegria that is coming your way this fall as the Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum presents its most popular fundraiser: Off the Wall.

Off the Wall will romance you with an art sale featuring over a hundred local artists, a Spanish Gala where you’ll enjoy food and wine to the sound of Latin serenades (and maybe a little jazz) and you will be able to “grab” the art of your choice right off the wall — at incredible prices.

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

You can choose to be a Picasso Sponsor for $1000, a Dali Sponsor for $500, or a Miro Sponsor for $250. With these tax deductible sponsorships, your name or company name will be listed on all marketing materials under the event title. We believe that this will total nearly 65,000 brand impressions throughout Riverside County. We will provide you with free tickets to the the always sold-out gala event, a value of $150 for the Picasso Sponsorship, $100 for the Dali, and 450 for the Miro. In addition, you’ll get to enjoy a Sponsor Reception on Friday, October 14, starting at 5 p.m. Just prior to the Spanish Gala starting at 6 p.m., the sponsors, depending on your level, will get early entry to the sale to grab art off the walls and purchase them before anyone else!

To meet our printing deadlines, we need to hear from you as soon as possible, but certainly by August 31.

Picasso Sponsor

  • 6 tickets to the Spanish Gala
  • FIRST early-bird admittance to take art “off the wall” and buy it
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

Dali Sponsor

  • 4 tickets to the Spanish Gala
  • SECOND early-bird admittance to take art “off the wall” and buy it
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

Miro Sponsor

  • 2 tickets to the Spanish Gala
  • THIRD early-bird admittance to take art “off the wall” and buy it
  • Your name on invitations, program, and signage throughout the event

Thank you to our generous Off the Wall Sponsors:


James Antoyan – JLA Real Estate Group

Tim & Meredith Maloney

Mchelle Ouellette

Susan Rothermund & Robert Harris


Eric & Francie Johnson

Shannon Murphy & John Conrad


Kathy & John Allavie

Stephen & Eileen Ashwal

Kathleen Bocian

Philip & Selina Bremenstuhl

Suzy & Gary Clem

Merrill Consulting

Dayton & Cheryl Gilleland

David & Patti Funder

Sam & Judy Lemon

David & Barbara Moore

Steven & Cathy Morford

Betty & Walter Parks

Tom & Lori Raffy

Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds

Rodolfo Ruibal

Roorda, Piquet and Bessee, Inc. CPAs

Leslie Slamal

Martha J. Smith

Barbara and Jim Robinson