Warehouse 21 serves young people through mentorship opportunities in the Arts and encourages all ages community engagement by combining collaborative resources.
Warehouse 21, (W21) is an offspring of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Teen Project founded by Bob Gaylor and managed by Executive Director Chrissie Orr. The CCA Teen Project was created in @ 1989 as a newly formed youth program component for the CCA. In 1997, while being housed in the 3,000 sq foot Warehouse where the CCA Teen Project resided in the Railyard, W21 spun off into its own non-profit and began its new journey moving forward into the 21rst Century.
For 10 years, W21 maintained this 3,000 sqft city owned warehouse on Railyard property. Due to the development of the new Arts & Cultural District implemented by the City of Santa Fe in 1996, W21 began its 10 year planning process for a long-term placement in this revitalized area. In December 2006, Warehouse 21’s lease was terminated in order to make way for this development of the Santa Fe Railyard. Demolition of the well loved W21 blighted building occurred April 24, 2007.