Art Center Sarasota Presents Off the Wall  Friday, March 13

This fundraising exhibit and sale features original postcard art created by renowned and emerging artists.

 

(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents “Off the Wall,” a fundraising exhibit and sale that offers a rare opportunity to collect original, 5’’ x 7’’ one-of-a-kind postcard art from renowned and emerging artists. More than 100 works will be on display anonymously; the artist’s name will be revealed upon purchase. All postcards will be sold for $50 each and proceeds will benefit Art Center Sarasota’s programs. The $25 admission fee includes two raffle tickets for a chance to secure a “first choice” spot to purchase the postcards. The event is Friday, March 13, 5-9 p.m., with an exhibit preview, 5-6:30 p.m., during which participants can meet the artists and enjoy adult beverages with light bites courtesy of Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi. The postcard sale begins at 6:30 p.m. for raffle winners and, at 7 p.m., the sale opens to all guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org/OTW. The event is at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota.

The 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.”

 

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943 and has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota is now 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. Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.

 

Art Center Sarasota

707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-365-2032 § Fax: 941-366-0585

www.artsarasota.org

 

Gallery Hours:

Free admission

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday