Most people come to New Mexico looking for recreational marijuana
I am a big supporter of the OffCenter Community Arts Project. Here in Albuquerque the people I was with and I have a nonprofit center where local artists can be on their own. You have access to a studio space where you can paint in peace. Anyone can have a spot in the studio. Art is a truly wide and loose term too; People who paint, sew, make jewelry and play music are all at the studio space. I adore the vibe there and the mood. I like that I can set up our easel, bring our paints and not be talked to. If I want to talk to local artists like myself, it is always fine. I have made quite a few friends through Off Center. I am actually big in acquiring money to keep the venue going. Also, I do give a painting class every Wednesday at 3 pm and all the currency goes back into the center. A lot of the local artists will be doing crafts classes, crafts, rock n roll lessons, you name it. It is important to keep our community ahead. Not only is encouraging art a fine thing, however having a safe space for kids. There are kids that go to Off Center that might not have the best home, but here at the studio, they feel safe. Off Center also has been known to draw in tourists and help us raise money. Most people come to New Mexico looking for recreational marijuana. We have tons of shops here. However, travelers soon find our state has a lot more to offer.