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Gualala Arts

Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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Art Off the Wall

Art (and more!) Off the Wall

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

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Update: May 29

Randy Owings was the last person
chosen in the Art Off the Wall drawing,
so in 2012 he will get to chose first!
Congratulations from the AOTW team!

2010 Art Off the Wall Gualala Arts is gearing up for the third Art Off the Wall party. This unique event has been very successful raising funds for the Arts Center and providing a festive evening of great food plus the excitement of waiting for your number to be drawn so you can choose either your favorite piece of art or a donated fun experience (such as one of last year's favorites, a mushroom walk and champagne breakfast with Jeanne and Rick Jackson).

Tickets for the Event

There are two levels of tickets for the event. $30 pays for the reception, including food and beverages. The $70 ticket includes the reception, plus a guarantee that you will leave with an item worth at least $75, that you select when your name is drawn. Once all the numbers have been drawn, the remaining items will be sold for half the valued price, which stimulates a frenzy of buying! To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or the Dolphin Gallery. You may purchase tickets online or by calling 800-838-3006.

In addition, this year, all attendees will receive a raffle ticket at the door that makes you eligible for a drawing of super prizes!

Where does the Art (and more) for Art Off the Wall come from?

2010 Art Off the Wall To make this event a success, we need your donations. Gualala Arts will need at least 110 pieces of art or non-art items valued at more than $75. The committee is looking for art you have created or purchased in the past, but are now ready to donate. Also popular are items of value that only you can offer, such as dinners, vacation rentals, jewelry, entertainment, etc. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We're making the donation process easier for you to participate in this year:

Step 1: Call Karen Tracy at the Arts Center (707-884-1138) and make a verbal commitment before May 8. She will ask for your name, phone number, a brief description of item and its value.

Step 2: Bring your donation to the Arts Center on May 9, between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., along with the completed Donation Form. There is a section in the Donation Form to describe your donation and tell us about its history. We know every piece we collect has a story to tell, which will make it even more interesting to potential new owners.

The donations will be on display at the Arts Center for a week before the event, so everyone can pick their favorites in preparation for the festivities!

If you have any questions about the event or the donation process, please contact Karen Tracy at the Arts Center, 707-884-1138.

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Photos from Art Off the Wall, May 2010

Gualala Arts: Fine Arts Fair

Fine Arts Fair
May 28 & 39

This same weekend Gualala Arts will host a Fine Arts Fair at the Gualala Arts Center May 28 & 29, Memorial Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Fine Arts Fair grew out of the very popular Summer Saturday Art Festivals and based on numerous requests from patrons and artists alike, it was decided to transform the SSAF into a multi-day event. Artist spaces will be tastefully scattered along the periphery of the 15,000 sq. ft. Gualala Arts Center. In addition to selling work covering a wide variety of artistic media, several artists will be "in action," demonstrating the creation of their craft during the festival. Entrance is free.

Gualala Arts 50th anniversary logo

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.