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!

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

OffCenter hours: Monday – Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. Pick up your art supply commons order or shop our gallery all days we are open!

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

Wednesday & Thursdays: Open Studio noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays! Open Studio is open time for anyone and everyone to come and create in our space! Free art supplies and room to make new things! Drop in for Open Studio, make art, meet new friends!

(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!)

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 Monday-Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. or email us at info@offcenterarts.org to make a request. (Our online request form will be back here soon.)

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!

OFFCenter is hosting Outside the Shell during July’s ABQ Art Walk on July 8! Come meet this amazing group of young artists! Outside the Shell is organized by True NM:

“In 2022, 11 young artists from the Black/African-American and AAPINH community worked to create a series of self-portraits and expressionism art pieces that represent their individual and collective experience with trans-generational trauma as a person of color in New Mexico. This collection of works which we call Outside the Shell showcases the experiences and identity of these young Black/African-American and AAPINH artists. The art pieces are representations of the tricultural myth that many Black and AAPINH New Mexicans experience today.”

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.

Online Gallery is Live!  Artists consignments are also available for sale in our gallery. Purchasers may pick up their purchases at OFFCenter Community Arts Project during open hours, Monday-Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. and ABQ ArtWalk evenings. 808 Park Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-247-1172.

We’re at our limit of four artists for consignment right now, but we’d be happy to add you to the waiting list.

Summer Saturdays with the Board Starting May 7.  The board will be staffing OC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EVERY Saturday through the summer. They’re planning various activities; however, please note there will NOT be Open Studio on those days.

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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.

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.

Questions, please email info@offcenterarts.org