OFFCenter’s Co-op Gallery carries handmade art and crafts created by over 100 different artists, with artworks created in both traditional medium and upcycled from materials which will amaze you! We invite you to visit our Emerging Artist Co-op Gallery anytime between Noon-5pm (Tuesdays thru Fridays) or 10 am – 3 pm (Saturdays)!
The diverse array of artwork changes on a frequent basis with submissions from jewelry to paintings, sculpture, fine art wearables, recycled decor, upcycled clothing/accessories and more!
The vast majority of the work in our gallery is a part of OFFCenter’s Economic Development Program for our low-income, homeless or at-risk studio artists who are either emerging or re-emerging their artistic career. Our studio artists find inspiration from the donated Materials in our studio to each other or from our workshop instructors to create these unique, affordable, hand-crafted gifts and art. We mentor them through their artistic development, always encouraging the development of their self-identity through art-making and by learning new art-based business skills by maintaining inventory, learning self-pricing and contributing time, ideas and energy to: the open studio; OFFCenter’s Co-op gallery’s operations; and to OFFCenter’s programming by participating in our Emerging Artist Network bi-weekly meetings.
OFFCenter is dedicated to welcoming everyone to participate in all our public programming. ANY ARTIST who’d like to sell their artwork in our co-op gallery or exhibit in our non-juried exhibits is also invited and welcomed to do so. We do encourage any established artists to be a part of our community by volunteering their time by first making art side by side with our artists in our open studio, teach a workshop, or exhibit in our non-juried exhibits. If you’d like to sell your art, a portion of your art sales will go to support OFFCenter’s Economic Development programming. All selling prices are determined by the artist with 80% going directly to the artist, and 20% to support OFFCenter programming.
We also welcome donations of finished/collectible/anonymous artwork from which 100% of sales proceeds go to OFFCenter’s arts education programming in free workgroups in drawing/painting, writing, guitar/ukulele and occasional workshops in special techniques as well as our art-based business workshops.
Call (505) 247-1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment today!