Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm



First Friday ARTScrawl

Meet the Artist Events

Create Your ARTScrawl Gallery Tour!

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.

The Meet the Artist series gives our member galleries the opportunity to present you with fun and creative events that might not fit into a First Friday ARTScrawl. The events are on the day and time of the gallery’s choosing and can be anything from a book signing to a group dinner with the month’s featured artist.

2019 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl

June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl


July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl

Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

First Friday ARTScrawl – July 5

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights


pottery urn

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

Weyrich Gallery presents Acceptance, wood fired ceramics by Michael Thornton. Thorton says of his work, “It is a view of artistic expression in which a quiet beauty is found in imperfection, in the weathered, in forlorn and the accidental.”

trees depicted in mosaic tile

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

Reception 5-8pm

In the Salon: Celebrating Mosaics and Fused Glass in July, New Mexico artists exploring mosaic and fused glass contemporary techniques.

Nob Hill


painting of two men fishing in a boat

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  595.5197 matrixfineartabq.commap

Opening  5-8pm

The Matrix presents Landscape, Form, and Color. Brian Gonzales creates lively and colorful figurative and landscape pieces in both oils and acrylics. Vincent Moore presents abstract landscapes conditioned by proportions and color next to color.



painting of Eartha Kitt

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Women Who Made Us features the works of Courtney Angermeier. Portraits of women who have had a profound influence on many others are accompanied by the writings of women who may consider these women heroes or role models. All silent auction proceeds will go to the Southwest Women’s Law Center. Through July 14.

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

Open House 2-4pm

Continuation of new works by gallery artists including figurative paintings by David Terry and landscapes by Jeff Otis, Robert Kuester, Shirley D’maio, and Andy Eclessial. All gallery artists represented. Join in for an evening of fun, food, and friendship.

yellow circle with yellow flower border

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

On view are 2 concurrent solo exhibitions by New Mexico artists Paula Wilson and Mira Burack. Paula Wilson’s work blends multimedia and multi-cultural references to create extravagant paintings, prints, and videos and Burack’s Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon evokes the elemental and celestial surroundings of this mountainous landscape.

colorful flower painting

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

The annual Garden Show represents garden themes by watercolorist Carol Carpenter, painter Mary Moore Bailey, and ceramicist Rik Burkard with special guest artists; painter Bonnie Putnam Verardo and ceramicist Kathy Perron.

Old Town


The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Reception 5-8pm

A Group Show celebrating Friday Kahlo’s 112th birthday features artists Michelle Cuevas, Jillian Maresco, Richard Macpherson, Linden Mueller, and Katheryn Blackmun. Works will be Frida images and work influenced by her.

landscape painting of mountains

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Outside In! is a solo show featuring Carla Forrest’s vibrant landscape paintings of the beautiful Land of Enchantment, which will bring a breath of fresh air into your home or office. Her paintings are also available for leasing to film productions.

painting of picasso with his painting and a model

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

This month’s theme is Art in Miniature which features a large collection of remarkable miniature paintings by the gallery’s award-winning local artists. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

painting of spiral nautilus shapes in blue and red

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

July’s featured artists exhibition is called Nectere, from the Latin, meaning to bind or tie. It showcases the work of Debra Montoya, mosaics and Catalina Salinas, oil painting. Color, texture, and control of medium bind them together.

painting of an alien holding a doll

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

It’s a Creature Feature! Ghostwolf artists examine the role wild things, pets, and even fantastical friends play in our lives. The show will range from iconic wildlife pieces to some of the gallery’s most endearing imagery. Light refreshments.

midcentury modern furniture

Collected Hands Studio

Collected Hands Studio

206 1/2 San Felipe NW, Suite 4 – 217.4593 – collectedhands.commap

Artist Reception 5-8 pm

The gallery presents New American Craftsman, inspiration from the 20th century American Craftsman movement that encourages us to live in harmony with nature and fill our homes with items that are beautiful as well as functional, seeking quality over quantity.

necklace and earring set

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Reception 5-8pm

CELEBRATE!  It’s Red, White, and ART at Yucca Art Gallery with featured artists Myra Gadson, jewelry; DL Horton, fused art glass; and Ric Speed, photography. All of the gallery’s artists will honor America’s Independence Day with their unique offerings. Light refreshments.

July Meet the Artist Events


The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artists Talk 1:30-3:30

Assalaha Toure will be doing a talk about art and the artisans in Mali.


abstract colored pencil drawing

New Mexico Cancer Center

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Walk and Talk 6-7:30pm

On the Rise – Artists in Early and Mid-Career 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. 40% of each art sale goes to the NM Cancer Center Foundation and is tax-deductible.