Collage of photos from art gala

Off the Wall pARTy 2018

Off the Wall pARTy 2018

The pARTy starts!

Off the Wall pARTy 2018 will take place on Friday, June 15, 2018, in three main areas of the campus Administration Building where live entertainment and delectable art for the palate welcomes each guest. This year's event will also celebrate Penn State New Kensington's 60th Anniversary!

*Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by contacting Kary Milan, director of development and alumni relations, at 724-334-6056 or emailing

VIP Experience + pARTy - $125 per person - 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Forum Theatre)

The VIP Experience is a "red carpet" opportunity for guests to:

  • Interact with featured artist Joyce Werwie Perry and the Big Blitz band
  • Observe and interact with professional artists during "Masterpiece Theatre" (artists will create masterpieces before your eyes during the experience)
  • Enjoy delicious tapas
  • Receive two complimentary tickets to the Penn State New Kensington fall theatre production and "meet and greet" with the director and cast.
  • Attend the pARTy after the experience

Meet the Artist: Joyce Werwie Perry: Joyce paints the human condition. An award-winning Pittsburgh artist, Joyce explores extreme textures, mixed materials and disparate styles in her paintings. Whether abstract forms evoking Pittsburgh's architecture or realistic impressions of old family photographs, Joyce's works are universal, and at the same time very personal. At the pARTy, stroll through a gallery of Joyce's work and immerse yourself in her world.

Live Music at the VIP Experience provided by Big Blitz Band, a Pittsburgh-based band that was born from musical genres of dance, rock and jazz improvisation. Inspired by the sounds of saxophone-and-percussion-based bands known to busk in the subway stations of New York City, the band writes and performs their own original tunes that contain a powerful and hip sound.

pARTy Tickets - $75 per person - 7 - 10:30 p.m. (Administration Building/Courtyard/Art Gallery) 

Attendees of the pARTy will enjoy:

  • Artist Demonstrations
  • Silent Auction
  • Dancing
  • Interactive Mural
  • Libation Stations
  • Live Art Auction (7:45 p.m. in the Art Gallery)
  • Live Music by the Neon Swing X-perience (8:15 - 10:30 p.m.)
  • Photobooth by Lazy Morning Photography
  • Custom Block Prints by Pop Craft of Pittsburgh
  • "Artist Palate" hors d'oeuvres and dessert stations

Live Music at the pARTy provided by Neon Swing X-perience, a Pittsburgh City Paper Best of Pittsburgh award winning band. Recognized as the "only band bold enough to jump, jive and rock," Neon Swing X-perience (NSX) is devoted to updating and preserving vintage American genres such as swing, rockabilly, hot jazz, horn rock and blues. NSX has opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Reverend Horton Heat and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

pARTy Crashers Tickets - $25 per person - 9 - 10:30 p.m. 

For those wanting to enjoy the event's music, art and merriment later in the evening, be a pARTy crasher!

*Please note that no tickets will be mailed. Guest packets will be available at the check-in table at the event. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions about the physical access provided, please call 724-334-6056 in advance of your visit.

View scenes from last year's pARTy below!