Call for artwork donations for upcoming pARTy at Penn State New Kensington

Art submission for consideration open until May 20
Paint can centerpiece on table at the 2018 Off the Wall pARTy

The annual "Off the Wall pARTy" at Penn State New Kensington features live music, art demonstrations, food tastings and interactive activities. An art auction is one of the biggest portions of the event, and the artist donation submission period for the 2023 event is now open. Proceeds from the event benefit cultural art initiatives and scholarships at the campus. 

Credit: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Penn State New Kensington has issued a call for artists to participate in an art submission for consideration for auction at the fifth annual "Off the Wall pARTy" scheduled for June 9.

The pARTy aims to celebrate arts and culture with a unique evening consisting of art, live and silent auctions, food tastings, drinks, music and more. Proceeds from the event benefit cultural art initiatives and programs at the campus.

The 2022 event was a success and featured artist Christopher Ruane, a Pittsburgh-based augmented reality artist and photographer specializing in massive photo and video montages. The pARTy also features live music performances, art demonstrations, and pop-up art galleries, in addition to the auctions, food offerings and other interactive guest activities.

Artists who are selected to donate work will receive two tickets to the 2023 event, as well as special promotion and recognition at the auction, along with an opportunity to host a pop-up booth at the event to display and sell artwork.

Submissions are free and will be accepted until May 20 via an online submission form or by emailing Tina Booth at [email protected]. Full details about this year's call for artwork can be found on the online information webpage.