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What is the Gala?  The Off the Wall Gala is the gallery’s most important fundraising event of the year and 2019 will be no exception. The Off the Wall Gala is a chance for you to help us continue to serve the community by providing art education to all ages, be a resource for local artists, and promote community unity year after year while also getting to leave with a piece of art valued from at least $500 to $3,500 and more! FRANK and local area artists donate 65 pieces of art to the event and each Art Ticket holder gets the opportunity to pick their favorite piece to take home in an exciting drawing filled with fun, food, and drinks!

Exciting new changes will make for a new FRANK Gala experience this upcoming year! The 2019 Off the Wall Gala will be presented this year by PNC Bank through their sponsorship gift. For the first time in our 9 years of having the event, we are going offsite to the elegant and excellent Siena Hotel of Chapel Hill.  We are also thrilled to have Daniel Wallace, celebrated author of Big Fish, who will be reprising his role as our emcee, so the evening is not to be missed.

Click to see some of the donated work for the 2019 Gala! Please check back often as this will be updated frequently!

When is the Gala? April 6, 2019 from 6-8:30pm

Where is the Gala? The Siena Hotel; 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

How does it work? With the purchase of an Art Ticket, the buyer’s name is entered into a random draw upon registration.  Guests are encouraged to join us for a cocktail hour prior to the event in order to scope out favorite pieces and make a list in order of preference.  When the drawing starts, names of Art Ticket holders will be pulled at random and read out loud by our emcee. Once the Art Ticket holder’s name is called, they have one minute to choose from “off the wall”, his or her favorite work from a selection of the available pieces. Donated art will be posted on our website prior to the event, so stay tuned.

How much are tickets?·        

  • Art Tickets can be purchased for $450, an Art Ticket holder can bring a guest for a $50 Companion Ticket.

  • Patron Tickets, which admits 2, can be purchased for $195, there is no Art Drawing in this ticket. All guests get to partake in delicious food and drinks. Only Art Ticket holders are eligible for a piece of art, Patron Ticket and Companion Tickets will not be eligible to select an art piece Off the Wall but can enter in the raffle at the end of the evening for exciting prizes.  

How can I purchase tickets?: Tickets can be purchased directly at the Gallery or on the link below.  

Over the last 8 (coming up on 9!) years, the annual FRANK Off the Wall Gala has become one of the best evenings of the year, and is one of the most important arts and culture events in the Triangle.  We couldn’t do it without the help of our board, members, donating artists, volunteers and most importantly YOU!

If you are interested in becoming a supporter through sponsorship or donations, please click the link below to find out more about our sponsorship packages.

Art Ticket
Art Ticket and Companion Ticket
Patron Ticket


1. Gallery Manager Natalie Knox 2. FRANK donating artist, photographer David Spear and Karen Fung. Photography provided by Barbara Tyroler 2018 Off the Wall Gala.

1. Gallery Manager Natalie Knox 2. FRANK donating artist, photographer David Spear and Karen Fung. Photography provided by Barbara Tyroler 2018 Off the Wall Gala.