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 – September 2

An ARTScrawl Event


Old Town

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
Award-winning, romantic realist Cheryl Godin continues her Signs of the Time exhibit which features her tribute to iconic signs that capture the history of local and national landmarks. Her masterful technique is vibrant and compelling! Please come for Champagne and Hors d Oeuvres!

Albuquerque Photographers Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Featured artists Todd and Rozanne Hakala will be on hand to share their passion for photographing the Southwest, showcasing their images from the national parks and four corners region. Come see beautiful fine art and enjoy light refreshments.

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
Reception 4-7pm
Turn of the Lathe and Stroke of the Brush, the September exhibit at Amapola Gallery features woodwork artist Mark McAllaster and oil painter Vera Russell.

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This month, painter David McKee speaks about his current body of figurative mixed-media abstractions created with acrylic and spray paint and applied with paper towels, rags, and sometimes bare hands. David’s talk will begin at 6:30pm. Light refreshments.

Downtown

The Next Best Thing to Being There
1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Presenting the works of Pat Marsello. Marsello does brushwork on silk, paper and ceramics. Her brushwork is impressionistic and simple using basic materials and mindful strokes. It is efficient and deliberate yet also spontaneous. Her works have a distinct asian composition to them.

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Main gallery: Home / Abroad: Latent Image Collective, building cultural bridges with a group of photographers. Front gallery: Song of the West: Erin Currier, works directly inspired by New Mexico’s cultural traditions and people. Front yard installation: Replacement System 5.1: Jane Gordon.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
OFFCenter’s beloved Studio Manager, Marcia Sednek, will be honored as a Local Treasure by the AABA. Come meet her in her “home away from home” in OFFCenter’s Gallery and Open Arts Studio with an exhibit of her mixed media recycled metal sculptures.

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
AABA Local Treasure Phil Hulebak celebrates 40 years working as a professional painter, showcasing his rich, lush New Mexico Landscapes in oil. Also present at Phil’s reception will be ‘Killer Grace’ author Ron Chapman signing his new book ‘My Name is Wonder’.

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap
ARTScrawl 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.

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Opening Reception 5-8pm
At First Sight is an exhibition of the incoming graduate students to the MFA program at the University of New Mexico. This exhibit celebrates the achievements of the artists represented.

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery
901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
ARTScrawl 6-9pm
Closing Celebration for Legends & Monsters featuring Eliza M Schmid & Denise Weaver Ross. Music by local jazz group C’est Bon.

Nob Hill

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
A Walk in the Woods: A Backpacker’s View features works by watercolor artist Jane Fritz. Her stunning landscapes of western wilderness entice you to ponder what is beyond the next bend. Artist talk at 6 pm: The Making of a Painting.

The Heights

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTScrawl Reception  5-8 pm
Presenting Independent Spirits with featured painters Marcella Boushelle, Jean Porter, and Maria Cole. Reception with refreshments. Artist Insight talk at 6 pm. Show runs through September 29.

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artist Reception and Talk 5-8:30pm
Presenting As I See It new work by AABA Local Treasure Alice Webb. Longtime Albuquerque artist and art educator Alice Webb’s non-objective paintings will be on display at Weyrich Gallery during September.

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Local Treasure, Daniel North is at it again, but this time his paintings aren’t on canvas, they’re enameled car paint on trophy game skulls! The artist will be present for his opening reception.

Framing Concepts

Framing Concepts

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8 pm
AABA Local Treasure Joan Fenicle is an accomplished photographer and oil painter and has been a volunteer for many causes in and around Albuquerque. Her artistic endeavors are inspired by travels in New Mexico and Colorado for over 40 years, documenting villages and vistas.

High Desert Art and Frame

High Desert Art and Frame

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
The Sandia Heights Artists’ Group has its 13th Annual Studio Tour with one theme – fun! Twenty-four artists work in a variety of media: woodturning, watermedia and collage, gourd art, photography, pottery, ceramics, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, jewelry – silver, beads and more.


The Heights Artful Saturday, September 17

An ARTScrawl Event


Framing Concepts

Framing Concepts

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.commap
ARTful Saturday 2-4pm
AABA Local Treasure Joan Fenicle is an accomplished photographer and oil painter and has been a volunteer for many causes in and around Albuquerque. Her artistic endeavors are inspired by travels in New Mexico and Colorado for over 40 years, documenting villages and vistas.

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
ARTful Saturday 1-4pm
Palette will hold its annual radio show and sale! Foreign Flair features mid-century-designed radios with an “artful” touch. These restored overseas beauties can be played. A door prize drawing will be held for Artful Saturday attendees!

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artful Saturday 3-6pm and Talk 3:30-4:30pm
Presenting As I See It new work by AABA Local Treasure Alice Webb. Longtime Albuquerque artist and art educator Alice Webb’s non-objective paintings will be on display at Weyrich Gallery during September.

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
Special Networking Reception 1-4pm
Presenting Independent Spirits with featured painters Marcella Boushelle, Jean Porter, and Maria Cole. Reception includes Celtic music. Show runs through September 29.


August Special Events


September 10

High Desert Art and Frame

High Desert Art and Frame

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.commap
The Sandia Heights Artists’ Group has its 13th Annual Studio Tour with one theme – fun! Twenty-four artists work in a variety of media: woodturning, watermedia and collage, gourd art, photography, pottery, ceramics, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, jewelry – silver, beads and more. Celebrate art and creativity with a display throughout September at High Desert Art & Frame. Join the tour Saturday and Sunday September 10-11. Learn more: www.SandiaHeightsArtists.com

September 11

OFFCenter Community Arts Project @ Robinson Park
Robinson Park, 8th Street & Central Ave. NW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
OFFCenter’s 14th Annual FOLK ART FESTIVAL 10am-4pm
FREE EVENT! Over 100 local artist vendors selling affordable, hand-made, one-of-a-kind creations, plus five musical acts, dancing, magic, and more. Children and families can make art in the huge Art Making Tent all day or participate in the Giant Puppet Parade at Noon. Food by local food truck vendors.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.commap
The Sandia Heights Artists’ Group has its 13th Annual Studio Tour with one theme – fun! Twenty-four artists work in a variety of media: woodturning, watermedia and collage, gourd art, photography, pottery, ceramics, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, jewelry – silver, beads and more. Celebrate art and creativity with a display throughout September at High Desert Art & Frame. Join the tour Saturday and Sunday September 10-11. Learn more: www.SandiaHeightsArtists.com

September 15

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Artist Talks In The Gallery 5:30pm
Main gallery: Home / Abroad: Latent Image Collective builds cultural bridges with a group of photographers who explore what it means to be a curious citizen of the world. Front gallery: Song of the West: Erin Currier represents works directly inspired by New Mexico’s unique and strong cultural traditions and people. Front yard installation:  Replacement System 5.1: Jane Gordon
Is an exploration of emergence, movement, and growth using a medium both malleable and static—an attempted balance between futility and hope.

September 16

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Artist Talks for At First Sight 5:30-7pm
A night dedicated to the artists represented in the At First Sight exhibition where they will speak about their current work. At First Sight is an exhibition of the incoming graduate students to the MFA program at the University of New Mexico. Each student submitted a piece representing their current work. Artists included: Viola Arduini, Sean Burke, Mick Burson, Rachel Donovan, Erin Galvez, Taylor Hedum, Alivia Magaña, James Martin, Ericka Patterson, Teena Lee Ryan, Zachary Travis, and Brian Willett.