Located in downtown Albuquerque, OffCenter Community Arts Project is a non-profit community art studio dedicated to supporting and celebrating creativity in all its forms. Everyone is welcome to come create, connect, and learn! Join us during Open Studio hours for free access to our many art-making tools, materials, and supplies. Sign up for a class or join in a workgroup! Stop by to enjoy our rotating exhibits and shop our gallery.

Coming up at OffCenter…

We’re part of the Downtown Holiday Shop & Stroll on Saturday, December 10 from 4-8 p.m.

Join us for a fun afternoon of holiday shopping and festivities! Stop by OffCenter and shop from local artists and makers! Explore all the special events on the Downtown Holiday Shop & Stroll page here. Interested in being an artist vendor at OffCenter? Fill out the form here to apply! (Stop by OC with any questions or for help filling out the form. Applications due by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.)


OFFCenter is open 5-8 p.m. during ABQ Artwalk on Friday, December 2. 

Be a part of December’s community exhibit! The theme is “Silly” so bring us your silliest, most fun and fantastical artwork! Everyone is invited to bring in one piece of their artwork inspired by that theme for display in the show.

How it works:
*Make your art!

*Bring it to OffCenter by November 23.

*Tell your friends & family to come see the show on Friday, December 2 from 5 -8 p.m. (Or anytime during open hours in December!)

*Stop by during ABQartwalk to see all the fantastic art created by the community!

All mediums accepted with the theme of Silly. One piece per person. Please check with staff about any art larger than 24” x 18” or 3D art pieces. Art will be on display for the month of December. If sold, artists keep 95% of art sale. Email ashley.kincaide@offcenterarts.org or stop by with questions!

Masks are optional but encouraged. Subscribe to our email list for details on upcoming classes & work group announcements!

Need supplies? We’re happy to put together a free art supply kit for you through our Art Commons program! Stop by to fill out the form during open hours. or email us at info@offcenterarts.org to make a request. (Our online request form will be back here soon.)

(Groups and classes are always welcome at Open Studio, but encouraged to email info@offcenterarts.org to let us know when you want to drop by!)



Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesdays: Open noon to 3 p.m. for Workgroups and Classes! (Donations accepted on Tuesdays.)
Wednesday & Thursdays: Open Studio noon to 6 p.m.!
Closed, expect for monthly ABQ Artwalk openings & other special events!
Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Kids’ Open Studio!

Questions, please email info@offcenterarts.org

Did You Know? OffCenter was founded as an Art Hive in 2001. Since then, we’ve provided free space, supplies, and support to thousands of people from all walks of life to connect and create.

“Not many places can you be who you dream to be. In this studio, freedom isn’t a word, it’s a way of life.”  – OC Participant