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.

2018 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Feb. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

March 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 17, The Heights ARTful Saturday

April 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

May 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 19, Old Town ARTful Saturday

June 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 16, The Heights ARTful Saturday


July 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Aug. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Sept. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Oct. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Nov. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Dec. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – June 1

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town and North Valley




painting of a bee on a flower

Gallery With a Cause

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Reception 5:30-8:30 pm

The gallery features On the Rise – Artists in Early and Mid-Career. This exhibition features works in a variety of media and genres by artists in that fertile and driven state of their careers where art is their life. There are different kinds of emerging artists in this show from the young and hip to those that blossomed once they retired from other careers.




fiber art necklace

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Exhibition Opening and Reception 5-8pm

Yucca Art Gallery will host a reception for June’s featured artists: Ken Duckert, photographer; Carol Erickson, fine art journal and book creator; and Leah Henriquez Ready, beaded jewelry creations. Join the gallery for lively conversation, wine and cheese, and music.


abstract geometrical painting

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246.9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

Artists’ Reception 5-8pm

Cassandra Gordon-Harris’ career spans two decades. Her figurative and abstract paintings fuse the bold colors of her Spanish heritage with an inner belief in the power of women. Christa Stephens’ vibrant, playful geometric abstractions present familiar images in unusual sequences with the aim of challenging preconceptions. Light refreshments.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7 pm

Color Bold features the work of clothing textile artist and ceramicist Amy Jane Johnson with her rainbow colored wearables. It also features India Ink artist Kelly McIntyre with meticulously drawn designs inspired by nature. Exhibition runs for the month of June.


photograph of mesas

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244.9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

Reception 5-8pm, Presentation 6:15pm

The gallery presents Beethoven’s Camera. Photographer Kent Winchester will present a look at Ludwig von Beethoven’s photography and the camera he used to produce it. Join

The gallery for some light refreshments and an interesting trip back to the 18th Century.


painting of a yellow flower

Warren Fine Arts & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243.1005 – warrenfineartgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm  

With the advent of spring, the gallery is excited to show beautiful art that reflects the season. You will find masterfully painted birds, mosaic renditions of spring flowers, and fanciful landscapes with bright sunny skies. In addition, the gallery continues to exhibit the ethereal oil paintings of Phyllis McGuire along with a host of fine art from its award-winning artists! Meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshments and some fun surprises.


The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

Steve Akers works with clay and makes mosaics that can be kept outside under cover or inside. The tiles are all hand cut glazed and fired individually and then reassembled into the finished pieces. Akers creates small and medium sized tables and a variety of wall sculptures.




VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap

Artists’ Reception 5-6:30pm

Join the gallery for Normal is Everything. Diversity and ability are concepts that consume the daily lives of artists working with disabilities. Each and every human has their own sense of what is their personal norm. During a collaboration with Santa Fe Art Institute resident artist Gaëtane Cummings, artists working at the North Fourth Art Center reflect on the question, “What is normal to you?” On view through June 17.


abstract painting in yellows and greys

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Main Gallery: SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ArtsCrawl. Front Gallery: Muscle Memory: Cecilia McKinnon which explores the phenomena of memory as embodied within place, experienced through sculpture, installation, and textile intervention into everyday objects.


photo of Frank McCullough

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Reception and Frank McCulloch’s 88th Birthday Celebration 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Frank McCulloch: New Mexico Landscapes. Beloved Albuquerque painter Frank McCulloch has touched the lives of more than 9,000 students teaching art at Highland High School. McCulloch’s landscape paintings typically depict that emerald time before or after a New Mexico storm when there is a calm and soft haze in the sky. A noted musician of Folk New Mexico Music, he has many cd’s plus songs in the NM Museum of History.


abstract image in reds and blues

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

21st Century Cyphers is a group exhibition about the phenomenon of language in the technological age. It brings together visual artists who use both written and spoken language structures in their work through translation, abbreviated means of communication such as symbols and glyphs, and visually coded ways of conveying information.


painting of a Native American person

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

Closing Reception 6-8pm

The closing reception for Re-Birth: Creative Works of the Rainbow Artists will take place during the ARTScrawl. This is the last weekend to see this widely diverse view of Re-Birth through the lens of these 24 talented women.

Nob Hill



painting of a pueblo wit women at a horno oven

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artist’s Reception 5-8pm

In his one-man show, New Mexico Inspired, renowned artist Paul Sanchez presents acrylic and watercolor paintings and sculptured clay works that capture his reverence for New Mexico’s landscape and heritage. With steadfast respect for New Mexico, his earthy and colorful work pays tribute to a sense of reminiscence and community.  

The Heights



series of ceramic vessels

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception & Talk 3-5:00pm, ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

Pinon Needle Tea is a solo show with ceramicist Betsy Williams. Williams states, “In my work I focus on conveying a sense of unobtrusiveness and quiet in pieces that serve primarily as vehicles for food and beverage.. ‘Pinon Needle Tea’ is about what is right here where we live, no brand names, no commercial”.


abstract painting in reds

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured in the gallery are Nina Adkins, mixed media artist and David Reaves, photographer

In the Salon: Pet Parade, by New Mexico artists in all media.


art doll

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchabq.com

Handmade & Hip: Hipster’s Spring Craft Fair 5-8pm

Find handmade clothing, gifts and other stitchy goodness during First Friday ARTSCrawl. You’ll find crafts and art from a small, select group of artisans. Media represented include sewn items, art prints, jewelry, and more. Styles range from trendy to timeless, whimsical to useful, quirky to elegant. The Hipster’s Craft Fair will also be open 9am-4pm on Saturday, June 2.  

June ARTful Saturday

An ARTScrawl Event


June Special Events