Art Making, Community Outreach

What is OFFCenter Community Arts Project?

​Promoting Postive Self-Identity and Resilience through Art Making

OFFCenter invites everyone, free of charge, to experience creativity in the community in a welcoming, safe space with an abundance of materials of all kinds. OFFCenter strengthens the fabric of our community and improves quality of life for all participants, especially for those who would otherwise remain isolated and excluded. In addition to 25 free open studio hours every week, OFFCenter provides after school art, serves as a free community resource for numerous agencies assisting mentally and physically disabled people and also brings free art making experiences to community events as diverse as the International District Health Fair, Civic Plaza Kids Fest, CiQlovia, and the Downtown Grower’s Market.

Visit OFFCenter Gallery Shop. OFFCenter offers local artists more selling opportunities throughout the year in their low- commission Gallery Shop and “open to all” exhibitions. Come shop for beautifully handcrafted art, gifts and cards in the Gallery store this Holiday season and support local artists. 


Writing Group – with Mandy Gardner –
Wednesdays: 3-4pm
Painting and Drawing – with Lynnette Haozous – Thursdays: 1-3pm
Card Making – with Karen Turner –
Thursdays: 3-5pm
iCreate Guitar* – with Leslie Bailey –
Fridays: 2:30-3:30pm
iCreate Ukulele* – with Leslie Bailey –
Fridays: 3:30-4:30pm
Knitting & Crochet Circle – with Sybil Wertheim –
Saturdays: 11:30 – 1:30pm
OFFCenter is located in downtown Albuquerque at:

808 Park Avenue, SW
Albuquerque, NM, 87102

Check out their website for hours and other upcoming events!