Our mission is to build community and belonging through art for every ability. At The Outsider Collective, we allow artists to direct their own path under the guidance and support of our professional staff and artistic community. We support them on their journey, be it professional or personal, delivering programming and instruction in a loving, safe, peer supported environment.Sign Up For A Class
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, summer outdoor art markets as well as all events held in the Village.
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
Outsider Collective is proud to offer a variety of classes and workshops each week. Our staff and volunteers come from a wide range of artistic and professional backgrounds and are passionate about teaching technical and useful skills to further our Members' artistic talent. One of our main goals at OC is to assist and encourage individuals in becoming successful, self-employed artisans and makers.
In addition to visual art workshops, we also offer adaptive yoga classes, musical classes including drum circles and painting and dancing, improv classes with Kismet Improv, and much more!
Our team is dedicated to expanding the minds of our Members to not only become better artists but to offer them an inclusive environment where each Member is able to explore a variety of mediums and find their creative passion.
Outsider Collective is a community artist workspace and gallery located within the Hope Artiste’s Village in Pawtucket RI. Our founders, Carrie Hyde and Jessica Angelone created the OC to be a safe place where individuals of any artistic ability 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.