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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! (See details below on current workgroup & class schedule.) 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 to let us know when you want to drop by!)

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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.

Free Weekly Workgroups

Writing  – Prose & Poetry    Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon

We write until we drop or run out of ink, whichever comes first. There are no wrong ways to write! Mandy Gardner facilitates a supportive, safe space for writers to let their pens fly freely. Everyone is invited to write with us on Monday afternoons from 11 a.m. – noon during our free drop-in weekly workgroup. The writing group published QuaranZine about living in COVID times, available for a $5.00 donation at OC.

Puppet Theater: puppet making, playwriting & performance!    Mondays, 1-2:30 p.m.

Joe Munley and his puppet players spin tales of mayhem, love and adventure every Monday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. at OffCenter. Join Joe and his crew as they write, rehearse and perform their next puppet play. New faces are welcome to join our regular cast of characters! Catch the next Puppet Theater performance at 6:30 p.m. at OffCenter on July 8, during ABQ Artwalk! 

Card Making    Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

Making funky collage cards is elevated to fine fun every Thursday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. during our free weekly drop-in Card Making Group facilitated by Sally Bergen. Participants can keep their creations or donate the cards they make to OffCenter. All materials are provided and everyone is welcome to join! (Card Making group meets during OffCenter’s Open Studio hours.)

“When I first moved to Albuquerque, I needed to meet and be around fellow artists. I never anticipated finding a studio where I be part of the community. This community is made up of handicapped, elderly, children, homeless, along side of career artists. There is a networking amongst everyone that encourages and supports new artists. This is a unique situation for people who do not have the means to purchase art supplies or a place to work. Something constructive for some people who want to improve their lives in a positive way.”     -Artist & Current Boardmember