‘Off The Wall’ at RAM

Have you ever walked through an art museum and said to yourself, “Wow, I wish I could purchase that right off the wall.” Well, this week you can during the annual “Off The Wall” fundraiser at the Riverside Art Museum.

2007 - "Off the Wall"
2007 – “Off the Wall”
Flash: RAM slideshow

Designed as both an exhibit and a fundraiser, the event showcases over 1,200 pieces from local artists in various mediums, ranging from the eclectic to the traditional. See something you like? Simply take it off the wall for purchase. Best of all, the pricing is simple — and very affordable: $100, $200 or $300. New pieces go up as sales are made, thus new items are added each day. The event runs through Saturday, November 10.

While you’re perusing the art, imagine stepping back in time when the Julia Morgan-designed facility served as the downtown home for the YWCA. Built in 1929, the building once sported an indoor pool (a.k.a., “the plunge”) as well as a gymnasium, both of which were converted into separate gallery spaces shortly after the building was acquired for the museum in 1967.

Finally, before heading out, you’ll want to browse the museum’s gift store for crafts and other items of local interest.

The museum is located at 3245 Mission Inn Avenue in downtown Riverside and is open Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (until 9 p.m. during “Riverside Arts Walk” on the first Thursday of each month).


Sources: Riverside Art Museum

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