Rating: 4.83 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 117 7th Nw Albuquerque NM 87102 USA

Mission: OFFCenter grew out of a belief that everyone, especially children should have safe places in their neighborhoods to make and display their art. OFFCenter has initiated a statewide network of "small and sustainable" community art studios throughout New Mexico where diverse participants can join in self directed art making activities and dialogue encouraging human connection and understanding across ethnic and socioeconomic differences.
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I have taken and taught a variety of classes at OffCenter for the past 10 years. The staff is dedicated, professional, and consistently coming up with new ways to serve the community. The Center is open to the public and provides a workspace for individual artists, groups of artists as well as for long term projects. One can participate in workshops in music, drawing, writing and various media whether you are a professional or a beginner. One of the projects I have participated in are the fantastic We Art The People Folk Arts Festival which is held once a year and includes weeks of preparation with people coming together to work on puppets and other art projects, music, and art in the park. I have offered workshops at OffCenter including one called EAK which was the Experimental Art Klub. People came together once a month to learn about and emulate various artists. This workshop was intended to offer artists an opportunity to get away from their usual media and methods and to experiment in another artists' consciousness. A big hit! OffCenter is a place that I know I can drop in anytime and find friends working on projects and trying out new things. It's great.

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