Explore the Arts in ABQ
First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm
ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm
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.
—FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
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 – August 4
An ARTScrawl Event
This month the gallery continues to exhibit a large number of the masterful paintings of Sean Michael Chavez. In addition it will premiere a number of new paintings by realist Cheryl Godin, whose beautiful interpretations of local iconic signs are becoming more and more collectible. Light refreshments served.
Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery member Urey Lemen will make a presentation on how to photograph the Milky Way and will touch on light painting techniques. The talk will start at 6:30pm. Light refreshments.
Artists’ Reception 4-7pm
The gallery features artists Joyance and Rebecca Olesen. The gallery artists explore the themes of crystals and pearl seeds, stone and glass beads, canyons and mesas, and New Mexico places.
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This month the gallery welcomes sculptors Janice Trimpe and Jaymes Dudding. Each artist is known for large-scale, internationally collected commissioned work; Trimpe for her bronzes and Dudding for symbolic ceramic sculptures reflecting the language of the metaphysical. Light refreshments.
Exhibition Opening 5-8pm
Featured Artist exhibition by Lari Tiller Howell,watercolor artist; Penne Roberts, ceramics artist; and Myra Gadsen, jeweler. The artists will be present during the opening to discuss their work and interests. Light refreshments. Yucca Art Gallery is the home of over 40 artists.
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Julianna Kirwin will be showing new linocuts of local flowers on archival paper mounted on wood panels and linocuts of poets and animals on tote bags. Steve Akers, ceramic artist, creates medium and large ceramic mosaics made from smaller ceramic pieces he fires in his small kiln.
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery: Far Places: Mary Sweet features paintings and woodblock prints of Colorado, Greenland, and the Shikoku Japan 88 Temple Trek. Front gallery: We Paint What We See (in space & mind): Bob & Gloria Mallory is a reflection of the artists’ individual personalities.
OFFCenter will be presenting an exhibit of Words as Art. New work exploring how words can be art unto themselves. There will be pieces using mixed media, calligraphy, and painting. Artists are featured from the OFFCenter studio and community.
Reception and Calendar Signing 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson: Changing Times, landscape paintings by the Albuquerque painter. Accompanying the show is his 2018 calendar “Changing Times” featuring the dramatic paintings filling Sumner Dene’s second floor showroom.
901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
Reception Starts at 6pm
Last chance to view the creative talents of the artists in the Summer Collective; Ilene Weiss, Denise Weaver Ross, Suzanne Visor, Risa Taylor, Eliza Schmid, Mauny Muray, Lesley Long, and Roe LiBretto. Music of local jazz group C’est Bon at 7:30pm.
New Mexico Watercolor Society @ Q’s Cakes & Sweets Boutique
2720 Central Ave. SE, Suite D
ARTScrawl Opening Reception 6-8pm
The New Mexico Watercolor Society will host a reception at Q’s Cakes & Sweets Boutique. Award winning artists will feature their still lifes, landscapes, flowers, and abstracts. Bring your family and friends to see this show of Original Watercolor Paintings. Through September 11.
Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
In The Artist and the Photographer: A matter of Perspective, Frank Fehlman’s photographs remind us of when the car was king and gives us a new view of abstract landscapes. Utilizing some of Frank’s photographs, Valerie Prucha brings an impressionistic style in stark contrast to his realistic photographs. Refreshments will be served.
The gallery welcomes you to Bird Watching in the Salon, celebrating these wonders of nature’s magnificence. Bird-themed door prizes will be given out. Refreshments. Show runs through August 29.
2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com
Professionally trained in Architecture, Jim Carnevale has a passion for photographic imagery including landscape, avian, urban, and architecture. Rod Daniel’s quilts are collected internationally. A former music teacher, he now teaches his unique method of quilting on the national circuit.
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Earth and Sky is a solo exhibition of recent plein air paintings by Rachel Rankin. Rankin grew up under the big skies and beautiful mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico and these influences have been an inspiration all of her life.
Palette presents Birds of Paradise featuring paintings and assemblages by Charlie Aldrich. Aldrich’s colorful birds and found art have been grabbing the attention of visitors since the gallery began displaying his work. Aldrich will be at the opening reception so come meet the artist and ask him all about his whimsical work! Runs through August 31.
Route 66 Artful Saturday – August 19
An ARTScrawl Event
Calendar Signing 1-3pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson: Changing Times, landscape paintings by the Albuquerque painter known for his billowing clouds, trees reaching for the sky, and snow packed forests. Accompanying the 2017 landscape show is a 2018 calendar “Changing Times” featuring the dramatic paintings filling Sumner Dene’s second floor showroom.
August Special Events
There are no Special Events in August
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