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.

This month at OffCenter… get tickets for our upcoming Harvest Dinner, sign up for a class, and come make art with us during Open Studio! 

Join us for dinner! You’re invited to join us for a fun chef’s dinner this fall, on Saturday, October 22. Support OffCenter and enjoy a delicious evening with friends! Tickets & details here.

We’ve got a full line-up of classes this fall! Find the details here and sign up today! 

OffCenter is hosting a community art exhibit, Strange and Eerie, for the month of October! You’re invited to participate! We welcome all ages and mediums to submit art around the theme “Strange and Eerie.” One piece of artwork per person. (Please check with staff first pieces larger than 24×18″ and 3-d artwork.) If you’d like to have your artwork for sale, artists keep 95% of any sales.

How it works:
  1. Make your art!
  2. Bring it to OffCenter by September 29. 
  3. Tell your friends & family to come see the show on Friday, October 7, from 5 -8 p.m.
  4. Stop by during ABQ Artwalk to see all the fantastic art created by the community!
  5. Keep updated with OffCenter for more community art shows, classes, and events!

OFFCenter is open 5-8 p.m. during ABQ Art Walk! Don’t miss the Puppet Performance at 6 p.m. from our puppet workgroup. After the performance get ready for OffCenter’s Puppet Ruckus! All ages and abilities welcome to join us. Puppet Ruckus is a puppet dance party outside of our studio! Join the fun at 6:30 p.m.

Kids’ Open Studio & Summer Saturdays!  Join us on Saturdays for Kids’ Open Studio, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Studio for kids (and their adults!) only. Drop-in; no registration required. *All kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We encourage adults to create alongside the kids. Come ready to make something fun with the kid in your life! We’ll have fun art projects ready for you to create together!

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