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 – October 7

An ARTScrawl Event


The Heights

 

Palette Contemporary

Palette Contemporary

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
Opening Reception 5-8pm with the Artist
Mapping Horizons Featuring Encaustic Assemblages by Gretchen Papka. Gretchen Papka’s encaustic artistry straddles the line between collage and assemblage. Many of the found and re-purposed objects attached to her wax surfaces reach out of the panel’s plane, bringing them into the three-dimensional world.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm
Meredith W. McPherson (contemporary Zen Calligraphy) and eleven art students have gathered to present you with Celadon and Clear, porcelain ceramics. Artists: Candice Cordova,  Nikki Dennison, Brian Devonshire, Rick Orlando, Becky Pendergast, Jessi Penrod, Adam Padilla, Charles Platte, Madeleine Rademacher, Shane Silva, and Jeniffer Yun.

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm
Featuring Maria Cole’s oil paintings and Kathleen McCaughey’s jewelry. Artist Insight talk at 6 pm. In the Salon: Foothills Art Group. Refreshments. Show runs through Oct 29th.

Nob Hill

 

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – 280.8659 – map
Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm
Photographer Tom Richardson creates a complex portrait of the desert southwest by showing contrasting elements which exist in the region including UFO sightings, western movie paraphernalia, and remnants of ancient civilizations. Refreshments and ample parking.

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception 5-8 pm
Fault Lines features works by mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda. Fault Lines reflects the notion that the foundation upon which we position ourselves is an illusion and can change in an instant, much like life. Artist insight talk at 6 pm. Light refreshments served.

Downtown

 

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
Opening Reception 6-9pm
Mergatroidnica: A Show of Cut-Outs by Santiago Perez is an engaging exhibit of cut-outs by Santiago Perez. Squiggly creatures slither down the walls in a “state” of falling, creating an anarchic collision of excitement, oddness, a bit of danger, and mostly humor.

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Reg Loving & Jeannie Sellmer “Contemporary Landscapes”. Loving and Sellmer both paint rich lush colors throughout their landscapes. Each artist captures, and is inspired by, notable New Mexico locations and scenery.  

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
{main gallery} Frank McCulloch: A Retrospective. This exhibition offers a glimpse into Frank McCulloch’s career over a period of 50 years. {front gallery} John Garrett & Alan Paine Radebaugh: A Sense Of Place. The natural environment provides content and inspiration to both artists.

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There
1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap
Reception 5-8pm
The gallery will be featuring the work of local artist Ilene Weis. She combines paint, collage materials such as cloth and paper salvaged from everyday items, stencil, and drawing in her work. It is full of color and impulsive thoughtfulness.

Old Town

 

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Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.commap
Reception 5-8pm
Featured artist Tobi Clement’s show runs through October 31.

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This month artist Jona Lou Batt will share her personal story as it applies to her art, explain the term “existential abstract art”, and explore the motivations behind her style, color choices and symbolism. Light refreshments.

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
Reception 4-7pm
The exhibit, Time and Texture, features the work of ceramic raku clockmaker Philip Green and wearable art fiber maven Annette Galvano. Exhibit on display through October 31.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Visions, a juried show, is featured this month. Thirty-eight stunning images representing some 30 photographers from around the country are in the show. There will be a short presentation on the jury process at 6:30. Light refreshments.

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The theme this month is From Earth to Sky, featuring two local artists, Jean Jones and Jeff Warren. Jones crafts gourds into remarkable decorative works of art. Jeff Warren presents his imaginative oil paintings. Please come for champagne, hors d’oeuvres and some other surprises!


Route 66 Artful Saturday, October 15

An ARTScrawl Event


Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Open House 1-4pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Reg Loving & Jeannie Sellmer “Contemporary Landscapes”. Loving and Sellmer both paint rich lush colors throughout their landscapes. Loving uses trees and architecture; barns, homes, churches as elements within his compositions contrasting with Sellmer who creates linear shapes that evoke the impression of a horizon or hillside. Each artist captures, and is inspired by, notable New Mexico locations and scenery.

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
Artful Saturday 3pm
Mural unveiling and artist talk by Santiago Perez. In conjunction with the show, Mergatroidnica: A Show of Cut-Outs by Santiago Perez, the artist has created a mural which will be installed on the north side of Tortuga along Pacific Blvd SE.  Unveiling will be at 3pm followed by a talk by the artist.

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artful Saturday  2-4 pm
Fault Lines features works by mixed media artist Rebecca Nolda. Fault Lines reflects the notion that the foundation upon which we position ourselves is an illusion and can change in an instant, much like life. Light refreshments served.

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – 280.8659 – map
Open House 1-4pm
Gallery artists will be working in acrylic, pastel, plein air and recycled materials to Paint Fall. Refreshments and ample parking.


October Special Events


October 1

 

Artwork by Lyla Garcia

Artwork by Lyla Garcia

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap
Reception noon-3pm
This reception is in honor of Lyla Garcia being named a 2016 Local Treasure by the AABA. Garcia is a long-standing member of the Albuquerque community and a well-known figure in its art world. She is a signature member of the NM Watercolor Society, a member of the Society of Layerists and a member of the National League of American Penwomen. She has contributed much to the local community in a myriad of ways. Her work can be seen at Yucca Gallery in Old Town.

October 8

 

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Demonstration and Talk 3-6pm
Meredith W. McPherson (contemporary Zen Calligraphy) and eleven art students have gathered to present you with Celadon and Clear, porcelain ceramics. Artists: Candice Cordova,  Nikki Dennison, Brian Devonshire, Rick Orlando, Becky Pendergast, Jessi Penrod, Adam Padilla, Charles Platte, Madeleine Rademacher, Shane Silva, and Jeniffer Yun. Showing closes October 28.