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.

2018 ARTScrawl Schedule

 

Jan. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Feb. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

March 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 17, The Heights ARTful Saturday

April 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

May 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 19, Old Town ARTful Saturday

June 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 16, The Heights ARTful Saturday

 

July 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Aug. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Sept. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Oct. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Nov. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Dec. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – July 6

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights

 

painting of grasses and flowers

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception & Talk 5-8:30pm

Treasures is a solo show of Pat Conway’s paintings. The artist says, “This year I have begun a series of paintings of plants at their ending season when dry and losing leaves, now progressing into spring.” Show closes July 27.

 

painting of bowls

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Gallery: Judy Foster, mixed media artist says, “My heart, soul and mind are inspired by New Mexico’s cobalt blue skies contrasted with the magic of watermelon-tinted mountains.” Salon: Automotive Art Show with Gabe “Sparkie” Gonzales, Tom Graham, Chuck Holt, Perry Key, Tom Lamb, and Paul McLaughlin.

 

textile artwork

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchabq.com

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

To celebrate Hip Stitch’s 10th anniversary, the gallery is telling the creative stories of its staff and teachers, showcasing their quilts, sewn projects and fiber art in Hip Stitch Retrospective: Staff & Teacher Show. Refreshments served. Through July 8.

Nob Hill

 

Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm

Artists ‘Round Town (Re)Defined celebrates the diversity of their artists in New Members, New Mediums, New Visions with Vicki Bolen, Susan Burden, Rachel Giunta, Randy Landavazo, Allen Lowery, Vera Neel, Mikki Roth, Eliza M. Schmid, Liubov Udalova, P.K. Williams.

Downtown

 

mural mockup

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 6-8pm

Tortuga Gallery has been chosen as one of the sites for the 2018 Mural Fest. Three artists are creating the design for the theme “Nature Calls”. Joel Davis, Roe LiBretto and Denise Weaver Ross have created a show that highlights the mural design. Their work and a mockup of the mural will be on display at Tortuga for the month of July in Mural Fest Artists Show.

 

colored pencil drawing of symbols

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

21st Century Cyphers is a group exhibition about the phenomenon of language in the technological age. It brings together visual artists who use both written and spoken language structures in their work through translation, abbreviated means of communication such as symbols and glyphs, and visually coded ways of conveying information.

 

painting of hollyhocks

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

The 2018 Garden Show features long time Albuquerque watercolorist Carol Carpenter. Carpenter, known for her florals, is one of the leading watercolorists in New Mexico. Guest artists, photographer Max Woltman and miniature painter Marie Fritz, will present their unusual garden themed images.

Old Town

 

photograph of the bosque

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

Photographer Alanna Romero shares her unique photographic portraits of the scenes she has encountered in her travels around the world. Romero wants her photographs to inspire the same awe in the viewer that she feels when she clicks the shutter button.

 

native american mask wall hanging

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery features metal and glass artist David Sabo. Sabo creates wonderful imaginative sculptures large and small. In addition, the gallery celebrates its artist’s diversity of styles and media. Come join the party, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and some fun surprises.

 

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

Of Earth and Sky features an expansive range of work presented by Ann Tidrow Connely and Barbara Lewis. This beautiful exhibit showcases Connely’s decorative ceramics and New Mexico landscapes alongside Lewis’ colorful and meticulously crafted gourds.

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Sean Paul Gallegos presents an exhibition entitled Trajectory. Gallegos’ innovative hand-stitched 3D pieces transform sneakers and everyday items from the trash into objects of cultural significance. Iconic & inspired, Gallegos presents a feature of five new works exploring his path as an artist in the past, present, and future.

 

glass art bowl

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm

Yucca Art Gallery celebrates with its featured artists; Nina Adkins, abstract watermedia artist; Barbara Fajardo, jeweler; and DL Horton, fused glass artist. Come for refreshments, talk with the artists, and win one of two gift certificates (must be present to win!)

ARTful Saturday – July 21

An ARTScrawl Event

colored pencil drawing of symbols

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTful Saturday 1-4pm

21st Century Cyphers is a group exhibition about the phenomenon of language in the technological age. It brings together visual artists who use both written and spoken language structures in their work through translation, abbreviated means of communication such as symbols and glyphs, and visually coded ways of conveying information.

painting of hollyhocks

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

ARTful Saturday 1-3pm

The 2018 Garden Show features long time Albuquerque watercolorist Carol Carpenter. Carpenter, known for her florals, is one of the leading watercolorists in New Mexico. Guest artists, photographer Max Woltman and miniature painter Marie Fritz, will present their unusual garden themed images.

mural mockup

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTful Saturday 1-4pm

Muralists Joel Davis, Roe LiBretto and Denise Weaver Ross are celebrating their collaborative effort for the 2018 Mural Fest. There is a raffle of one piece of each of the artists’ work, opportunities to sponsor an animal in the mural, music, snacks, and community!

July Special Events

JULY 18

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Reception 5:30-8:30 pm

On the Rise – Artists in Early and Mid-Career. This exhibition 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. There are different kinds of emerging artists in this show from the young and hip to those that blossomed once they retired from other careers.Walk and Talk: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm

JULY 14

Wild Hearts Gallery

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

Artists Reception Saturday 1-4 pm.

Collective Wisdom: Paintings, Pottery and Prints by Karl and Mary Hofmann through August 5. They are famous for their pottery, but you need to see the new linocut prints and colorful original paintings in this showcase of their work.

 

landscape linocut

Wild Hearts Gallery