OFFCenter is an “Art Hive”

art hives

An Art Hive ( is an interactive community space that welcomes everyone as an artist. It is open to all community members, especially individuals living at the lowest incomes or marginalized due to age, mental health issues, physical disability, immigration dislocation, and other complex social challenges.

The model and practice of Art Hives have evolved through two decades of sustained practice research, continuous observation and adaptation, and experimentation with spaces and organizational structures led by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, who has developed and established six successful art hives in different locations across North America.

OFFCenter is proud to be on the “Map” of Art Hives throughout North America: