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 celebrated our 20th anniversary! We’re thrilled to continue to work of providing everyone in our community free access to art-making materials and space. In 2022, we’re bringing back more of the classes that you love, expanding Open Studio hours, and opening up for Kids’ Open Studio (on Saturdays beginning in August)! Stop by during Artwalk, join in a workgroup, shop the gallery, and come make art with us during Open Studio.

In our Studio

OffCenter’s studio space has a wide variety of tools and materials, free and available for you to use! Art making supplies for painting, drawing, collage, 3-D assemblage and sculpture, jewelry making, and fiber arts! We have sewing machines and lots of fabric. Our print studio is equipped for screen printing and block printing. We accept donations of both art making materials as well as tools and supplies! Come by to see what we have and make something new today!

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!

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News & Updates

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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