Located in downtown Albuquerque, OFFCenter Community Arts Project is a non-profit supporting and celebrating creativity in all its forms. Everyone is welcome to come create, connect, and learn!
We’re open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday noon to 3 pm. You can drop off donations on Monday and Tuesday. Workgroups are Monday. Classes are Tuesday.
Open Studio is Wednesday and Thursdays, noon to 3 pm.  If you’d like to reserve the space for a private group, please email info@offcenterarts.org
As of July 28, we are once again requiring masks be worn, out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to the well being of all.
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

New News!

ICYMI. Our puppet committee is rocking. They meet monthly and have all kinds of fun plans (including puppet parades). If interested in joining in, email info@offcenterarts.org


Welcome New Board Member Pamela Heater. Pamela is a realtor, artist and former teacher.

More Deets! Our “Grand Re-Opening” Community Open House will be Saturday, August 21, 10 am to noon. Roberta Begaye’s exhibition continues and there’ll be an exhibition of collage art inspired by Albuquerque’s inaugural poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy.

Welcome Peri Pakroo to our Advisory Council. Peri is the founder and publisher of Pyragraph. Pyragraph is committed to lowering barriers for people working in the fields of arts, culture, microbusiness and community organizing in 1) obtaining media exposure, 2) developing digital media literacy and 3) building professional digital media skills. Outside her work with Pyragraph, Peri is a business author and coach, and has published numerous books, including The Small Business Start-Up Kit. She is also a musician (what does this woman NOT do?), playing in several bands.   

First Fridays Continue. Next up: August 6, 5 – 8 pm. ICYMI the opening of Roberta Begaye’s exhibition, come visit in August. Our gallery will also be open and we’ll have some great deals for you! We hear that some puppets may stop by as well.

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Visit Us Monday-Thursday…and First Fridays!

Hours: Monday-Thursday noon to 3 pm 

You can pick your art supply commons order or shop our gallery all days we are open.

Donations of art supplies only on Monday and Tuesday.

Drop-in work groups are on Monday; classes (such as painting and jewelry-making) on Tuesday.

Open Studio is noon to 3 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. 

We are also open 5 to 8 pm for ABQ Art Walk First Fridays. Gallery and exhibitions are open!  Please note we are NOT open during the day on First Fridays.

Questions, please email info@offcenterarts.org