Ocotillo Center for Art + Photography

A gallery, studio, and learning space for local artists and photographers.

In the budding artist community of San Manuel, Arizona.

Visit us soon in the Arizona artist town of San Manuel (85631) (located 50 minutes northeast of Tucson).

We are currently in the development phase.

Ocotillo Center for Art + Photography (OCFAP) is in the planning stage of development.

OCFAP will be a space for art and photographic education, exhibits, and community development. Our goal is to serve as a resource and hub where local artists, photographers, and enthusiasts can engage with exhibits, connect with other art enthusiasts, and celebrate art and photography. We plan to offer classes and workshops for youth and adults, art supplies and books for rental and purchase, and a gallery featuring local artists and photographers.

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We plan to open sometime between 2023 – 2025, and will be…

  • A gallery, where we exhibit work by local and regional artists and photographers.
  • A classroom for artists and photographers of all levels, children and adults.
  • A creative hub to connect, learn, collaborate, and perfect your artistic craft.
  • A bookstore where you can find a unique selection of art and photography books.
  • A studio, available for anyone to rent for learning or working in. (phase 2)
  • A darkroom, part of our class offerings and available to rent by the hour. (phase 3)

Why visit?

We invite you to visit next time you’re traveling between Globe and Tucson. You’ll find the emergent Arizona artist town of San Manuel just off Interstate-77 between Mammoth and Oracle.

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Find great art and photography
Take an art or photography class
Support regional and local artists
Meet other artists and photographers
Be inspired by our dark sky and natural wonder

Our mission

1. Foster appreciation of the arts and culture in the San Manuel community.
2. Provide an art gallery space for the viewing and sale of art by local artists.
3. Support the community’s adults and youth with art education opportunities.
4. Create a space for local artists to work, network, and collaborate.


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