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.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
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!

SPECIAL EVENTS
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.

2016 ARTScrawl Schedule

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

Feb. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 14, Old Town Sweetheart Stoll

March 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday

April 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

May 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 21, Old Town ARTful Saturday

June 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 18, The Heights ARTful Saturday

July 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Aug. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 20, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Sept. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 17, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Oct. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 15, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Nov. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 19, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Dec. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December


First Friday ARTScrawl – August 5

An ARTScrawl Event


The Heights

fused glass art

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Re•cal•cu•lat•ing features Art Glass by Sarah Nelson. The artist will be present and will give a talk for the reception. Nelson’s abstract creations for this show will evoke a feeling of change, be they sculptural in nature or glass panels which can be hung on the wall.

abstract print in oranges and blues

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm
Pressient is a showcase of contemporary printmaking featuring New Mexico printmakers Ren Adams, Christine Herman, Evey Jones, Trish Meyer, and Janet Yagoda-Shagam, along with New York mokuhanga artist April Vollmer. Pressient is an invitational curated show exploring a wide range of printmaking techniques.

painting of mountains and clouds

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm
The Featured Artist is Oil Painter Frank A. Marich. In the Salon, Local Color Artists group, established 2004, with their diverse media, styles, and goals. Refreshments. Artist Insight talk at 6pm. Show runs August 5-31.

Nob Hill

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – 280.8659 – map
“Working Artist” Open House 5-8pm
Pastel artist Bill Buss will demonstrate painting the Sandia Mountains from a charcoal sketch and watercolor underpainting. New works of gallery members will also be shown. Refreshments and ample parking.

abstract with blue, green, red, and white

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception 5-8 pm
Celebration of Color – The Joy of Splash Art showcases featured artist Carolyn Peterson. She works in acrylics and adapts traditional Chinese painting techniques to create exuberant, joyful, and colorful abstract paintings. Artist insight talk at 6 pm.

Downtown

pastel of a blue heron in orange grasses

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
Opening 6-8pm
Presenting Legends & Monsters featuring the current works of Eliza Schmid and Denise Weaver Ross. Weaver Ross’ display includes lesser-known creatures of myth from A to Z. Schmid’s work in egg tempera vibrantly shows her unique style and imagination.

photograph of a moth

516 ARTS

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap
Open house 5-8pm
Currently on view at 516 ARTS in conjunction with the collaborative initiative Photosummer, are three exhibitions that highlight contemporary photography: Starn Brothers: Absorption of Light, Future Tense, and As We See It: Contemporary Native American Photographers.

painting of a big sky and a treeline in pastel colors

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene presents Angus Macpherson 2016 Landscape Show Center of the Universe: The PECOS. Come meet the artist and share his passion for The Pecos. Join him for his new exhibit, a book signing, and a toast of champagne. Proceeds from his new book will go to The Upper Pecos Watershed Association.

painting of flowers

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap
Summer Open House 5-8pm
Featuring new works by gallery artists, Joseph Barbieri, Piao Xue Cheng, Robert Kuester, Jeff Otis, Anderson Giles, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Marilyn Yanke, and others. Estate pieces: Betty Sabo, Julian Robles, Von Hassler, and Ovanes Berberian.

abstract with orange marks on a white background

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery; In The Path Made by Walking: Susie Protiva and Mark Horst, each artist formed a body of work outside their primary disciplines. Front gallery; Stripped presents Juliana Coles’ liminal installation inspired by a recent residency in Morocco.

four images of artworks

N4th

VSA – N4th Gallery
4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap
Opening Reception 5-6:30pm
Invited 4 @ N4th: Line/Shape/Color/Form is an exhibit highlighting the talents and artistic strengths of four New Mexico artists who have forged their own vocabulary/vein of non-representational and abstract art: Reyes Padilla, Emily Van Cleve, Catherine Lynch and Sarah Sadler.

Old Town

painting of trees in front of red mountains

Purple Sage Gallery

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.commap
Reception 5-8pm
Featured artist Lee McVey paints landscapes people feel they can walk right into. Her love of nature has inspired her to focus on studio and Plein air landscape painting. A new selection of pastels & oils will be on display through August.

painting of horses

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap
Opening 5-8pm
In August Yucca Art Gallery will provide a special exhibition of the work of Featured Artists Abigail Eaton, Gail Tate, Nadine Williams, and Barb Fajardo. The artists will be available during the reception to describe their work. Light refreshments will be available.

a painter working

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Enjoy an evening of art and conversation as L. Balombini paints and offers up her brush to willing audience members to make their mark along with her. At 6:30 the artist will give a talk, “The Need to Create…The Desire to Collect”. Light refreshments.

glass art candle holder

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
Reception 4-7pm
Glass Artist Diana Swanson and Watercolor Artist Carol Sparks team up for Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artist Show entitled Expressions with Living Color and Light.

photograph of the de anza motel sign

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles (formerly Gallery at 400)

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The featured artist is Award-winning, romantic realist Cheryl Godin and her theme is, Signs of the Time. The exhibit features her tribute to iconic signs that capture the history of local landmarks. Please come for Champagne and Hors d Oeuvres!


Old Town Artful Saturday, August 20

An ARTScrawl Event


painting of horses

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
In August Yucca Art Gallery will provide a special exhibition of the work of Featured Artists Abigail Eaton, Gail Tate, Nadine Williams and Barb Fajardo.  Ms. Eaton is an oil painter, Ms. Tate and Williams are wood working artists, and Ms. Fajardo is a jeweler.  With over 40 local artists, Yucca Art Gallery is Albuquerque’s oldest coop gallery, a fixture in Old Town since 1964.

a painter working

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTful Saturday 1-4pm
Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and demonstrations as the artists gather to paint and celebrate artist L. Balombini‘s birthday. There will be cake!

glass art candle holder

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
ARTful Saturday 1-4
Join Amapola to see artist demos and participate with jeweler ‘make and take’ projects.

photograph of a falcon

Albuquerque Photographers Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
ARTful Saturday 3-5pm
Urey Lemen, one of the charter members of the Albuquerque Photographers Gallery, will be on hand to discuss his night and wildlife photography techniques. It’s hot, come in to cool off and see some fine art. Light refreshments.


August Special Events


August 6

black and white trees by a lake

New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.commap
Reception 4-6pm
New Grounds presents The Enchanted Forest/ Images of the Rio Grande Bosque – Gravure by Lincoln Draper. Lincoln Draper’s classic black and white gravure prints of the New Mexico Bosque evoke an interplay of imagination and space and manifest a sense of the transformative presence of the woods: a place that invites us into an interactive intimacy. Gravure demonstration by Lincoln Draper during the exhibition opening, 5-5:30 pm.

August 13

abstract print in oranges and blues

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artists’ Talk 1-2pm
Pressient is a showcase of contemporary printmaking featuring New Mexico printmakers Ren Adams, Christine Herman, Evey Jones, Trish Meyer, and Janet Yagoda-Shagam, along with New York mokuhanga artist April Vollmer. Join in on the Artful Saturday for Artist Talks and poetry readings.

August 19

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Closing Reception 6-8pm
Adam Wohlwend, MFA, Dissertation Exhibit at the CFA Gallery Downtown. Gallery Exhibit Viewing Apparatuses is a series of interactive sculptural units made for the act of looking at and considering art in a traditional gallery setting. This series is both a critique and an homage created in adoration for the process of physical and cognitive investigation often utilized while attending an art show.