About Us

Our Mission is to enhance the lives of all people in our community by providing a safe and supportive environment for art-making and social interaction.

We’re Committed to:

Encouraging and respecting creativity in all its forms.
Partnering with other groups to serve more people, in more ways.
Developing and promoting economic opportunities for artists.
Continuing to evolve and grow.

How We Started & Where We’re Going

Founded in 2001, we were one of the very first Art Hives. Today there are over 300 hives. An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist. From an art pop-up in a local library to a community studio or gallery, at its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect and learning.
In 2021, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary and planning for the future.
Asenath and Ashley Program ManagersWhere we’re going? Lots of possibilities and we welcome your ideas. Pop-ups…more community events all over the city…puppet parades…hula hoops…you name it…we love creativity!
Come visit us for happy vibes! Stay and make some art…some new friends…re-connect with some old ones. We will be open more days as COVID allows, so check the website often for hours.
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Join the Robert and Karen Turner Founders Circle

In honor of the Turners, who helped found OC way back in 2001, we’ve established the Founders Circle. You can join with an annual investment in OC of $1,000 or more. This comes to $83.33 monthly automatic donation if you’d like to do that way.

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