Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm

ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm

First Friday ARTScrawl

ARTful Saturday

Special Events

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

2017 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Feb. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

March 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

April 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

May 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

June 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday


July 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Aug. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 19, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Sept. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 16, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Oct. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Nov. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Dec. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – December 2

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town


painting of a skyline with silos

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap

Reception 5-9pm  

The gallery will feature beautiful works of art and crafts from local artists that fit everyone’s budget for the coming holidays; from framed masterpieces, art glass, and prints to stocking stuffers. Light refreshments, live classical guitar and some surprises.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

Open House 5-9pm

The Old Town Holiday Stroll is from 5-9pm. Come visit the Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery and see the lighting of the Christmas tree in Plaza Don Luis at 6pm.

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Reception 4-7pm

Forty local artists celebrate the holidays with a special exhibit. Enjoy diverse offerings at this artists’ co-op in the historic Romero house.

Ghostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

ARTScrawl 5-9pm

It’s time for Holiday Stroll in Old Town and Ghostwolf will be celebrating the season with a holiday party! Treat yourself and come for hot cider, door-prizes, and other goodies. See you then!

Yucca Art Gallery

206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

Yucca Art Gallery will greet the holiday season with a special exhibition in conjunction with Old Town’s Holiday Stroll featuring the work of Renee Gentz, fabric artist; Marta Burckley, gourd and basket work; and Liz Huffman, jeweler. Light refreshments will be available.



OFFCenter Community Arts Project

808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

OFFCenter presents its annual Holiday Bazaar which is an exhibit by all of the organization’s local artists. The Gallery and studio will be full to the brim. Kick start your holiday shopping by “shopping local” and keep local artists going.

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

Open House 5-8pm

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists they have worked with since opening.

panoramic landscape photograph

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Albuquerque Photographs.

Tondreau’s sharp and lush panoramic landscapes of Albuquerque can each be printed up to 8 feet wide. He shoots exclusively Albuquerque’s favorite expansive vistas and intimate walking trails.

photograph of a nude woman in a forest

CFA Downtown

CFA Downtown Studio

113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map

Closing Reception 5-8pm

This is the closing reception reception for Amanda Dannáe Romero’s BFA Honors Thesis; Sounds of Soothing and of Sickness.

fabric art piece of a cat on a fence with dream written in the corner

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map

Friends of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair 5-9pm

Friends of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair features the works of 20+ local artists including paintings, jewelry, clothing, henna, handmade items, prints and cards. This event is the opening of this three day show.

Nob Hill


abstract painting in blues and oranges

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier

3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap

Holiday Open House 5-8 pm

Group show featuring new works by gallery artists Aggie Damron, April Fletcher, Jane Fritz and Carolyn Peterson. The gallery is offering a 10% discount on paintings and prints. Light refreshments.

Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 280.8659 – matrixfineart.commap

Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm

Tapestry artist Hilary Heyl strives to weave truths with a contemporary signature in an ancient and universal language. Painting in oil, Bill Beaumont captures the high thin air lighting found in New Mexico and its effect on color and contrast. Refreshments served.

The Heights


painting of pink flowers on a green background

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap

First Friday ARTScrawl Reception with Music 5-8 pm

Artist Insight talk at 6 pm by Featured Artist Judi Foster. In the Salon: Janet and Nancy Bothne. Show runs through 12/28.

leaf printed earrings

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

Weyrich presents the 34th Annual Invitation Theme Show, It All Came Together, featuring exclusively New Mexico artists and craftsmen working in ceramics, wood, jewelry, prints, paintings, mixed media prints, sculpture, and glass. Show Closes 12/30.

abstract framed piece of ren and white with black outlines

Palette Contemporary Arts & Crafts

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

This December, Palette is pleased to welcome Laura Tyler and her encaustic (wax) paintings in When Heaven and Nature Sing. Tyler creates work inspired by the plant and animal relationships that give landscape its texture. Show runs through 12/31.

Artful Saturday

An ARTScrawl Event

There is no ARTful Saturday in December. Check back in January for details about The Heights ARTful Saturday!

December Special Events

December 3


collage of a man in a suit with wings for a face

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Harwood Art Center’s 10th Annual 12×12 Exhibition & Fundraiser with an exquisite evening of live music by Raven Rutherford & Her Sweet Potato Pie Band, tasty treats from your favorite local restaurants and original works by over 200 amazing artists of all ages. Come by for a fundraising celebration featuring:

      • 6”x6” and 12″x12″ works by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori, Hayes Middle School & Garfield Middle School ($36 and $44 each)
      • 12“x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)
      • PRELUDE larger works by notable New Mexico artists (highest bid). Auction ends during 12×12 event, December 3 at 7:45pm.
      • Xing! A site-specific musical installation in Harwood’s entry way by Stephanie Lerma & Shawn Turung.

Exhibition Runs: December 3- December 9, 2016

December 10


painting of pink flowers on a green background

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap

5th Annual Holiday Open House – all day

In the Salon: Janet and Nancy Bothne. Refreshments and a door prize! Show runs through December 28.