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… a new community art exhibit, fun new classes, and expanded Open Studio Hours! 

OffCenter is hosting a community art exhibit, New Beginnings, for the month of August! You’re invited to participate! We welcome all ages and mediums to submit art around the theme “New Beginnings.” 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 sales.

How it works:
  1. Make your art!
  2. Bring it to OffCenter by August 3. 
  3. Tell your friends & family to come see the show on Friday, August 5, 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 6:30 p.m. from our puppet workgroup. After the performance get ready for OffCenter’s Puppet Parade! All ages and abilities welcome to join us. Parade leaves at 7 p.m. Parade begins and ends at OFFCenter.

Kids’ Open Studio & Summer Saturdays with the Board!  The board will be staffing OC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EVERY Saturday through the summer. Starting in August we’ll be having Kids’ Open Studio on Saturdays, 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!

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.)

New Hours starting August 1:

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Tuesdays: Open noon to 3 p.m. for Workgroups and Classes! (Find details on our current workgroup & class schedule here.) Donations of art supplies only on Tuesdays noon to 3 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursdays: Open Studio noon to 6 p.m.! Open Studio is open time for anyone and everyone to come and create in our space! Use our free art supplies, or bring in your own work-in-progress. (Learn more about everything we have to create with in our studio here!) Drop in for Open Studio, make art, meet new friends!

Fridays: Closed, expect for monthly ABQ Artwalk openings & other special events! Get the details on upcoming exhibits and the next ABQ Artwalk here.

Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Kids’ Open Studio! Everyone is welcome to stop by  to shop our gallery and see the current exhibits. Kids (accompanied by an adult) are invited to join us for drop-in Kids’ Open Studio time!

(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!)

 

 

HOURS:
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.!
Fridays:
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