It’s easy to drive right by the businesses of El Morro Valley, but you can’t miss The Old School Gallery, with its brightly colored exterior. Several artists within the El Morro Area Arts Council established the gallery 11 years ago to find a place for local artists to display their art. The building itself was built in 1947 and served as a one-room schoolhouse for many years. Today, the space is used for a gallery and so much more. Attracting people from as far as the Acoma and Laguna Pueblos the space is used for art workshops, community meetings, yoga and tai chi classes, musical performances, and youth programs. The gallery has one staff member and the rest is volunteer-driven. It represents artists from approximately a 50-mile radius and displays new art shows quarterly.