Outsider Collective’s mission is to build community and belonging through art and unity for every ability. The OC provides a safe, loving, open space to create and work together while sharing artwork with our community.
Outsider Collective Gallery is located within the Hope Artiste Village which provides our artists and Members a unique opportunity to sell their art work at a number of our art shows as well as all events held in the Village, most notably, the Pawtucket Open Artisans Market every Saturday from November to April.
Our gallery and studio is 1550 square feet of flexible space with the ability to expand as needed. Our gallery is open to all Members to exhibit their artwork as well as any other local artist who would like to be involved. We encourage artists of all abilities to submit their work for any shows or events Outsider Collective hosts.
Members of the Collective have access to a multitude of opportunities including access to our artist work space, individual supplies, professional artist instruction, workshops and classes. Members will also receive guidance in developing their artistic portfolio and creative process. Most importantly, Members will be able to creatively collaborate with our staff, volunteers and other Members in a safe community where everyone feels like they belong.Become A Member
The Outsider Collective is proud to offer a variety of classes and workshops. Our staff and volunteers come from a wide range of artists and business professionals. Our classes will offer our Members the opportunity to learn how to become a self employed artist, learn American Sign Language and even basic social skills and creative problem solving. Our team is dedicated to expanding the minds of our members to not only become better artists but better people.
Pawtucket sculptor Alex Perrine will be coming to Outsider Collective Friday February 19th from 11:30-1:30 to create sculptures of robots with found and recycled objects that would otherwise be discarded. The class is free for members and $15.00 for non members. Due to Covid restrictions, there is limited capacity.
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Outsider Collective is a community artist workspace and gallery located within the Hope Artiste’s Village in Pawtucket RI. Our founders created the OC to be a safe place where individuals of differing abilities can come to create, learn, socialize, gain mentors, and build confidence through their art and creativity.
At the OC, we meet our Members at their own individual skill levels and we provide opportunities and a space to learn and grow as artists and as people. Our team consists of formally trained artists, educators, professionals and compassionate mentors whose passion is to encourage and promote creativity as a form of expression and communication. Through experience and training, we understand the needs of the amazing individuals of the I/DD community, which allows us an advantage in helping our Members grow into their best selves.