OFFCenter Community Arts Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization which believes art-making is central to community building. Watch our videos to learn more… Our OPEN STUDIO is a safe place for everyone to make art – free of charge. Our mission is to promote positive self-identity and resilience through art-making by providing a safe environment for creative social interaction with an emphasis to enhance the lives of those most marginalized in our community.
WE HAVE – Free of Charge – a Community Arts Open Studio with materials, and Open to Everyone • Free, Skill-Building Weekly Workgroups (in Art, Crafts, Music & Writing) • Specialty Technique Art and Art-Based Business Workshops (Free or Low-Cost) • An Emerging Artist Co-op Gallery • Public Exhibit Space for First Friday ARTSCrawl Openings and Performances • Professional Frame Shop • Professional Jewelry/Metalsmithing Shop • Thrift Store
We organizer and host annual events such as: “We Art the People!” FOLK ART FESTIVAL & Little House Silent Auction • Conduct Free Outreach Art-making for children/youth in our Kids’ Only Art Studio, Afterschool Art-Making Program at a local, Title 1 Elementary School and for children and families in the public at such events as City of Albuquerque’s Summerfest and more.
→ See our Calendar for a list of “drop-in,” free weekly arts workshops, special workshops/events, exhibit openings & more!