OCHO Art + Event Space

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8 State Highway 38

Questa, NM, 87556


OCHO Art & Event Space is an experiment. We take a seriously playful approach at OCHO, recognizing potential, incubating creative practices and strengthening of relationships in the community . Located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Questa, New Mexico along the Enchanted Circle, OCHO hosts working artists, rotating exhibitions, artists in residence, classes, workshops, films, talks, yoga, dances, music events, and pioneering adult learning experiences called PlayLabs.

In keeping with the diverse population and eclectic interests of the village of Questa and its surrounding communities, OCHO boasts a collection of functions and hosts a variety of activities: fine art exhibitions, yoga, education, film screenings, music events, creativity and art classes, community celebrations, delicious meals and not least, studio and office space.  From kids’ kites to cutting edge artist videos, to one-person-shows, we can only count on more, well… surprises!

For the generation of gringos that missed mandatory Spanish, our name, Ocho, means “eight” and is pronounced “Ohh- cho.”  This lovely onomatopoeia was drawn from our street address, #8 State Hwy 38, with a conveniently graphic nod to the Hispanic legacy of the town.  Other apt “8” associations: the Eightfold Path; dry 80 degree loveliness in the summers, the 80-mile Enchanted Circle road trip, the infinity symbol if you flip the number “8” on its side….!