We’re Going Virtual!

Save the dates for the
ONLINE Art Off the Wall Event:
December 3- 6, 2020

Tickets to the online event are now available below. You must purchase a ticket to access the online event in December. 

Join us for this unique opportunity to purchase original 5 x 7” pieces of artwork for just $20 each. Hundreds of 5 x 7” sized original pieces of artwork will be for sale online for $20 each to support the Carnegie Art Center.

Each piece is donated by award-winning, local and emerging artists committed to supporting arts programming within our community.

As we’ve done in the past, this year’s event will also feature a silent auction where you can bid on the artwork. This year’s silent auction will also be online and will feature “cigar box art” by more than 30 local artists!

How to Attend the Virtual Event:

1. Purchase either a FAST PASS or General Admission ticket using the links below. 

2. Once you purchase either a FAST PASS or General Admission ticket, we will email you a link to access the online event. 



General Admission: December 4-6, 2020

FAST PASSES: December 3 (one day early)

General Admission:
$10 admission allows you to access the online auction Dec 4th- 6th. Purchase a general admission ticket with the link below:


Pre-purchase a FAST PASS online for $20 allows you to access the Art Off the Wall website on December 3, one day earlier than general admission. This early admission gives you a better chance of securing your favorite piece of artwork. There are only 75 FAST PASSES AVAILABLE!

You can purchase a FAST PASS today using the link below.


As we’ve done in the past, the event will also feature a silent auction where attendees can bid on artwork (in addition to the 5×7″ sale). This year’s silent auction will feature “cigar box” artwork created by 30 local artists! Attendees of the virtul event will be able to bid on this artwork virtually.

What is Cigar Box Art?

We provided each artist with an antique cigar box to create artwork of their choosing. They can paint on it, take the box apart, add to it, etc.

Do not miss out on bidding on this unique auction!

Participating Artists of the Cigar Box Art Silent Auction Include:

Madeline Bartley, Michael Beam, Beverly DiPalma, Cornelia Dohse Peck, Bobby Griffiths , Robert Hirsch, Eva Huber, George Afedzi Hughes, Jayne Hughes, Christopher Kameck, Bethany Krull, Lorrie Love, Thomas Matyas, Gerald Mead, Ginny O’Brien, Mike Basinski , Lowell Merritt, Ruby Merritt, Cindi O’Mara, Nancy J. Parisi, Dennis Stierer, Alexa Wajed, Mek Wajed, Janna Willoughby-lohr, Rosemary Williams and Necole Zayatz.

Here are some sneak peaks of their creations:


WE NEED YOU!! The success of ART OFF THE WALL relies on generous donations of your creative 5 x 7 original artwork.

Artwork Requirements

All 5 x 7 art submitted must be original. No copies or reproductions are accepted. Open to all media.

Please DO NOT frame or mount any artwork. Sign your artwork on the back. No glitter or un-fixed charcoal/pastel artwork please.

Three ways to donate your work:

  1. Mail your artwork to the Carnegie:  240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
  2. Drop off your artwork during gallery hours: Wed & Tues 6-8pm • Fri & Sat 12-4pm.
  3. Drop off your artwork in the mail slot in the front door of the Center anytime, even if we’re not open. 
Final Drop Off Date is Saturday, November 14, 2020, 12-4PM

EXTENDED to Saturday, November 21, 12-4PM! 

Submit an entry form with each piece of artwork. 

The History of the “Art Off the Wall” Event:

In 2015, a group of volunteers organized this event in order to raise money so the Carnegie Art Center could re-open its doors. Since that initial year, the event has evolved into a large-scale fundraising initiative to support the Center and allow us to provide high quality arts programming for the community.

At the event, hundreds of 5×7″ artworks that were donated by national, regional and local artists are sold for $20 each. It’s a great time to gather (virtually) and reflect on the wonderful memories of when the building was home to the North Tonawanda Public Library (est. 1905) then the Carnegie Art Center. (since 1975).

This year, we need your support more than ever!

THANK YOU to our 2020 Art Off The Wall Sponsors

Exhibition Level

Jim and Nora Renda

Masterpiece Level

Composition Level

Expressive Level

Legislator Richard Andres
Aquasol Corporation
Austin Tylec, Alderman at Large (CPL)
Dr. Robert J. Reszel, II, D.D.S of Dental Wellness
James A. Hoddick, DDS & Thomas J. Balazs, DDS, LLP, General Dentistry
Schaefer, Sciarrino & Schulenberg, LLP