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 – June 2
An ARTScrawl Event
This month the feature wall will continue to celebrate the seven gallery artists whose art was accepted into the prestigious 19th Annual New Mexico Masterworks Exhibit. The tribute to Maxfield Parrish continues with a large exhibit of vintage prints. Light refreshments and door prizes!
Come and travel The Road to Ruins with Rhonda Spidell. She will present images of ruins in New Mexico and share some of the background stories that make the ruins a fascinating place to photograph with a presentation at 6:30. Light refreshments.
Artscrawl Reception 4-8pm
Amapola presents Nature’s Gifts: Wood and Color with Mark McAllaster and BJ Briscoe.
Ghostwolf welcomes artist Rick Snow. You’ll love his fantastic, out of the ordinary ceramic work. The WILD! wildlife exhibition also continues. Light refreshments.
Yucca Art Gallery will hold a special exhibition of the work of Featured Artists; Lyla Garcia, water media artist; Steve Janecky, woodworking artist; and Barb Fajardo, jeweler. Yucca Art Gallery is also the home of nearly 40 additional artists. Light refreshments.
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Donatella Davanzo is an Italian-American anthropologist and photographer. Her photos concentrate on the traditions of Carnival in Venice, Italy. Carnival is a fascinating, colorful event that has been taking place for centuries. Davanzo’s images are of parades, performances, and portraits of participants in the Venetian Carnival.
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main Gallery: Harwood Art Center’s 5th annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ArtsCrawl. Participating artists are: Meghan Arcaro, Jazmyn Crosby, Margaret Farrell, Michael Gomez, Jessica Gross, Kathryn Jaroneski, Shaelin Jornigan, Malcolm King, Cecilia McKinnon, Gwen Miller Wagner, Gaspar Salazar-Mendez, and Jeremy Salazar. Front Gallery: GhostPrism: Christopher MacQueen (SURFACE: Emerging Artist Award Recipient from 2016.) GhostPrism is a full-room installation that is populated by strings and painted lines that forge an environment with an ever-expanding depth of field. The artist invites viewers to participate in their own portrait while looking into reflective paintings; traversing a landscape where foreground, middle ground, and background are only complete when the spectator steps into the frame.
Open House 5-8pm
In the downstairs gallery is Fires of Change, which explores the social and ecological issues behind the rise of catastrophic wildfires in the western United States. In the upstairs gallery is Landscapes of Life & Death which examines how photography poses a unique opportunity to look at loss, extinction, death and renewal.
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the Annual Garden Themed Show which showcases the gallery artists creating work with a garden theme. Participating artists include Jeannie Sellmer, Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Rik Burkard, Reg Loving and David Snow.
Spring Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
New works by gallery artists: Andy Eccleshall, Anderson Giles, Joseph Barbieri, Robert Kuester, Richard Nichols, Jeff Otis, Don Ward, Paul Cheng, Michael Natale, Richard Sedlack, Grace Schlesier, Piao Xue Cheng, Kit Mahoney, and Zhang Wen Xin.
901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm, Concert Starting at 7pm
Tortuga’s Summer Artist Collective continues with the featured works of Julie Brokken, Roe Libretto, Lesley long, Mauny Muray, Eliza M Schmid, Risa Taylor, Suzanne Visor, Denise Weaver Ross and Ilene Weiss. Live concert with Nathan & Jessie, Gypsy / Bluesy / Jazzy Folk Music, starts at 7pm. Concert $8-$15.
Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The gallery presents Between Abstract and Realism. Artist Eliza M. Schmid has an eclectic approach to her art, painting both abstract and realism. Gabriele Niegelhell delivers a versatile body of work but tranquil landscapes seem to be a constant in her paintings. Refreshments will be served.
2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com
Sashiko Trunk Show 6-9pm
Come for a reception with refreshments showing traditional Japanese folk art embroidery portraying themes and iconography of the Southwest. This presentation includes earlier acrylic on canvas works by Joyce Perz, including painting influenced by fiber arts including quilts.
Rock, Paper, Silver presents Featured Artists: Sandy Baca, beads; Julie Fitzgerald, collage; and Kathleen McCaughey, silver and stones. Artist Insight talk at 6 pm. Show runs through June 30.
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Passages brings new work by artists Harriette Tsosie, Painting and Carl Gray Witkop, Hand coiled burnished pottery. Tsosie is exhibiting new work in acrylic on canvas or panel. Witkop has developed his own style that incorporates horsehair and feathers in the firing process. Show closes on June 30, 2017.
Opening Reception 5-8pm
California Landscape artist, Eyvind Earle, is back at Palette with an all new show of Paintings and Prints. Sun-Drenched emphasizes the inky black cows and golden yellow landscapes that this former Disney designer painted from scenes from memory of the iconic California Highway 1.
Old Town Artful Saturday – June 17
An ARTScrawl Event
ARTful Saturday 1-5pm
The Navajo Nation is a treasure with a rich culture, proud people, and wondrous scenery. At 3:30pm gallery member Lindsay Waite will highlight the amazing imagery from these lands throughout the gallery. Light refreshments.
ARTful Saturday 1-4pm
This month the feature wall will continue to celebrate the seven gallery artists whose art was accepted into the prestigious 19th Annual New Mexico Masterworks Exhibit. The artists won a combined eleven coveted awards in both the Standard and Miniatures Divisions! The tribute to Maxfield Parrish continues with a large exhibit of vintage prints.
ARTful Saturday 1-5pm
Donatella Davanzo is an Italian-American anthropologist and photographer. Her photos concentrate on the traditions of Carnival in Venice, Italy. Carnival is a fascinating, colorful event that has been taking place for centuries. Davanzo’s images are of parades, performances, and portraits of participants in the Venetian carnival.
June Special Events
Artist Talk and poetry reading by Scott Wiggerman 3:30-4:30pm
On view is Passages which brings new work by artists Harriette Tsosie; Painting and Carl Gray Witkop; Hand coiled burnished pottery. Tsosie is exhibiting new work in acrylic on canvas or panel. Witkop has developed his own style that incorporates horsehair and feathers in the firing process. Show closes on June 30, 2017.
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