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.

2019 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 16, Old Town ARTful Saturday

April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 20, The Heights ARTful Saturday

May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 15, Old Town ARTful Saturday


July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 20, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 17, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 21, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – December 7

An ARTScrawl Event

North Valley

photograph of people boarding a train

Gallery With a Cause

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Reception 6-8:30pm

The Art of Healing, curated by Regina Held, features meditative and uplifting works mainly by artists whose lives have been impacted by cancer. It also features a selection of pieces by local calligraphy society, Escribiente.

Old Town

beaded necklaces

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Featured Artist Exhibition and Opening 5-8pm

The reception will be held during the annual Old Town Shop and Stroll. The gallery’s featured artists have chosen the theme Turquoise Trail for their reception and month long show. Featured artists; Liz Roberts, clay artist; Erin Rivas, abstract impressionist; and Emily Holcomb, jeweler. Refreshments and music.

abstract painting in blues and reds

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Join the gallery in welcoming artists Greta Stockebrand and Gabriela Henner! Henner’s whimsical monsters are guaranteed to delight, and Stockebrand’s bold, vibrant abstracts are beyond breathtaking. Light refreshments.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 5-9pm

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery has an exciting 40-member array of art and fine crafts that’s all New Mexican all the time. Come meet the artists and enjoy the gift-giving possibilities. Exhibition runs for the month of December.

photograph of a church and luminarias

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

Holiday Stroll 5-9pm

It’s Holiday Stroll time in Old Town. There will be lots of entertainment and of course holiday lights. The lighting of the Christmas tree is in Plaza Don Luis at 6pm. Most, if not all, of the gallery artists will be there as well.


Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

For the holidays the gallery is featuring magnificent wall art, beautifully crafted jewelry, vintage Maxfield Parrish prints, nativity art, hand painted ornaments, vintage Mickey Mouse watches, old pawn jewelry, handcrafted Faberge style eggs, metal sculptures and more! Come join the party; meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and some fun surprises.


Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

Old Town Holiday Stroll Reception 5-9 pm

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in Historic Old Town. Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery will join the festivities during the Old Town Holiday Stroll. Show your Holiday Stroll Button to enjoy a 10% discount on the artist’s spectral luminescent landscape paintings. Proceeds from the buttons will benefit Beds 4 Kidz.

photograph of a guitar

Brad Andersen Guitars

Brad Andersen Guitars

404 San Felipe St. NW. suite A1 (Old Town) – 492.3429 – bradandersenguitars.com

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Ring in the holiday with an evening of fine handcrafted guitars at Brad Andersen’s beautiful guitar shop and studio. Enjoy live music by Malcolm Moore and guitar photos done by Jillian Maresco. Refreshments and holiday cheer.


panoramic photograph of the Rio Grande

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the panoramic landscapes of Bill Tondreau. Three time Academy Award winner for special effects, Tondreau is known for his large detailed panoramic landscapes of Albuquerque. His film credits include Star Wars, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, and Titanic. The reception is the gallery’s Holiday Party.

3d hands with heats on them in in red and blue

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 4-8pm

Tortuga presents Uplifting: the Art of Children & Community. This unique exhibit is a result of expression and exploration by children and the community who have participated in art workshops through the SMASH Art Bus, a program which gives participants the ability to express their ideas and share stories through art.

Nob Hill

Inpost Artspace at Outpost

210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.orgmap

Artist Reception 5-7pm

Outpost Members Biennial Exhibition 2018. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of the Outpost Members’ many creative individuals and highlight the collective artistic wealth that exists amongst its diverse audience.

landscape painting of hills

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

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

Reception 5-8pm

Featured artists Kay Marcotte and Mark Feldman present Rock Solid. Feldman is an award-winning stone sculptor and Marcotte is a landscape painter, they feature artwork of the wild and rugged Southwest. The drama of the natural world stimulates form, composition, and meaning in their evocative work.

The Heights

painting of a baby giving a blessing

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

For the Eye and the Mind is the gallery’s 36th Invitation Annual Theme Show. It features new work by: Mark Foster, Louis D’Amico, Allen Powell, Charles La Fond, Chris Casey, Linda Holland, Anne Englehardt, Margot Geist, Saul Hoffman, and Julia Lambright. Closes December 28.

ceramic birdhouse with birds and flowers

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured in the Gallery: Ming Franz, a splash color artist, and Nancy Harris, an assemblage sculpture artist. In the Salon: Holiday Bazaar – Several artists working in mixed media will display a variety of artwork, perfect for holiday gifts!

December ARTful Saturday

An ARTScrawl Event

There is no ARTful Saturday. Look for January ARTful Saturday details for The Heights!

December Special Events


Wild Hearts Gallery

221-B State Highway 165, Placitas – 505.361.2710 – wildheartsgallery-nm.com

Benefit for Casa Rosa Food Bank During Gallery Hours

10% of the gallery’s sales on Friday and Saturday will benefit Casa Rosa Food Bank. Serving hot cider and biscochitos.


Wright’s Indian Art

2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com

Artist Reception noon to 5pm

“Hangin’ with the Masters” Ep. 12: The Fragua Family is the next in the series of artist-centric events at Wright’s. These events may include live artist demos, intimate Q & A sessions with artists and a chance to purchase art directly from the artist. Open to the general public, and free to attend.