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 – March 3
An ARTScrawl Event
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents European Mid-Century Modern Art Glass. Colorful creations from the likes of Sweden’s Per Olof-Strom‘s curvaceous cased vase to the bulbous, refractory bowl of the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Svoboda will be featured. Runs through April 6.
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Honoring Mother Earth II with new work by artists Michael Billie, Mixed Media Painting and Jarrett West, Clay. Michael Billie’s sister said of these works, “This takes me back to our elders, they wrap what they valued and what is sacred in a bundle and kept it close for protection and guidance.” Jarrett West combines architectural scale with his ceramic skills and experience. His larger works seem to emerge from the earth, rather than resting atop the ground or the floor. Show closes March 31.
Reception 5-8 pm
Presenting City Tales with featured artists Andy Kozeliski, Photography and Jean Porter, Oil Painting. Refreshments. Show runs through March 31.
Featured Artist’s Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Land Sky Inbetween. Richard Hample merges the real and unreal in photo collage encaustic. Marc Sherson paints the light and landscape of southern Utah. Refreshments will be served.
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Opening Reception 6-9pm
Tortuga presents Through Their Eyes: 12 Women Artists a collaborative exhibit of the Luna Project including Ruth Cohen, Lauri Dickinson, Mary Dornacker, Cate Eaves, Nance Elsinger, Marta Light, Joani Murphy, Margy O’Brien, Nancy Rutland, Phyllis Benia Salazar, Kris Thacher, and Alice Webb.
Spring Open House and Group Show 5-8pm
New works by gallery artists: Robert Kuester, Jeff Otis, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Michael Natale, Richard Sedlack, Andy Eccleshall, Grace Schlesier, Piao Xue Cheng, Anderson Giles, Joseph Barbieri, Zhang Wen Xin, and others.
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2017 Figure Show featuring figurative work by Mark Horst, Reg Loving, Angus Macpherson, David Snow, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Ray Wiger, and David Zaintz with special guest artist Santiago Perez. Perez is a painter of colorful and dramatic Surrealistic-fantasy paintings filled with his own imaginary world full of fantastic characters, horses, creatures, and castles.
516 ARTS presents Paper Visions, a solo exhibition in the upstairs gallery by Karsten Creightney. Featured concurrently in the downstairs gallery is the UNM Graduate Art Exhibition juried by Candice Hopkins titled, We are in mysterious contact with the powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle.
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Focusing on a year of “Art and Activism”, the gallery’s first show is THE REFUGEE BLANKET PROJECT. Artists created 9″ x 9″ art panels using various media. In acknowledging the Safety Pin Project, safety pins will assemble the “blanket”. Come view the amazing range of individual panels made by the community of artists.
In March Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the onset of spring with a special exhibit by Featured Artists Sally Bryant, Liz Roberts, and Linda Reyes-Alicea. Ms. Bryant is a watercolor painter, Ms. Roberts is a ceramic artist, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea is a jeweler. Light refreshments.
Join the gallery for an evening of art, warmth, and wellness. This month, welcome The Old Barrel Tea Company and their delightful offerings. Come out and see all of the new work the artists have to offer and enjoy a cup and some great conversation!
Amapola presents Knots on the Cutting Edge featuring Sara Carley’s beautiful cut paper and Marge Farmer-Page’s interesting macrame and fabulous quilts.
The gallery is proud to announce a reception for the newest gallery member, Dwight Talley. He will make a presentation on his deep space astro photography at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served.
The gallery is pleased to have award-winning watercolor artist Ana Sharma featured this month. Her wonderful work shows off her great skill and artistic vision, both in watercolor and pen and ink. In addition, the gallery’s tribute to Maxfield Parrish continues with a large exhibit of vintage prints and rare books. Please come by for Champagne, Hors d’Oeuvres and door prizes!
Old Town Artful Saturday – March 18
An ARTScrawl Event
ARTful Saturday 3-5pm
Gallery member Kent Winchester will give an illustrated non-partisan talk on “Fine art photography of the nude in the time of Donald Trump” at 4pm. Light refreshments.
ARTful Saturday 1-6pm
The gallery presents a show of visual art works from Women’s co-ops in Turkey and Nepal and the works of several local female artists. More information is available on the Women and Creativity website: womenandcreativity.org.
March Special Events
Community Celebration / Opening Reception 5-8pm
Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open artist’s studios, hands-on art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages. Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community; this year, the event focuses on art and culture as means of reflection, translation and understanding. Exhibitions run through March 30.
Women and Creativity Event 10am-6pm
Show of visual art works from Women’s co-ops in Turkey and Nepal and the works of several local female artists. There will be other events on Mountain Road Saturday in celebration of Women and Creativity month. More information is available on the Women and Creativity website: womenandcreativity.org.
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