Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm


ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm

First Friday ARTScrawl

Meet the Artist Events

Create Your ARTScrawl Gallery Tour!

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.

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

The Meet the Artist series gives our member galleries the opportunity to present you with fun and creative events that might not fit into a First Friday ARTScrawl. The events are on the day and time of the gallery’s choosing and can be anything from a book signing to a group dinner with the month’s featured artist.

2019 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl

June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl


July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl

Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

First Friday ARTScrawl – February 1

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights


painting of a yellow flowering bush in front of red rock mountains

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

Weyrich Gallery presents New Color – New Mexico featuring works by painter Michael Norviel. Norviel has produced oil, acrylic, charcoal, and pastel paintings in New Mexico for over 50 years. His boyhood home of Key West first inspired his vibrant use of color and drama to create figurative, still life, and landscape subjects ripe with texture and sensuality.

Nob Hill


Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  595.5197matrixfineartabq.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The Urban Sketchers present their spontaneous expressions of their surroundings and travels, showing the world one drawing at a time.



painting of a man and a horse

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

Open House 2-4pm

Concetta D Gallery presents a group show that highlights David Terry, a passionate painter who captures the feelings of his subjects and transports the viewer.


painting of a man in sunglasses playing the guitar

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2019 Figure Show which features figurative work by gallery artists Mary Moore Bailey, Mark Horst, Reg Loving, Ray Wiger and Darryl Willison plus special guest artists abstract painter Susan Pine, watercolorist Woody Duncan, and photographer Max Woltman.

Old Town and North Valley



painting of blue horses

The Nest Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

Horses, Rabbits, Birds and Friends will include a diverse collection of the art of Lesley Long, featured artist for the month of March. Long’s work is made up of a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramic pieces showcasing animals of all kinds.


landscape painting of fields and mountains

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8 pm

Colors of Spring is a solo show of recent plein air paintings featuring contemporary painter Carla Forrest. Twenty percent of artwork sales will be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank.


print of a tree and sunset

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery is pleased to welcome and feature award-winning, master painter Carol Lopez to the gallery. Her encaustic paintings are truly remarkable, each one is rich in imagination and intrigue! These can only be fully enjoyed up close and in person. 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

Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for March are united by seeds. Tom Roche and Pam Troutman are both inspired by the color, texture, and feel of what seeds can bring forth. For Tom Roche, seeds produced the trees whose wood he shapes. Pam Troutman creates wearable art by working with tiny glass seed beads.


Ghostwolf Gallery

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

First Friday 5-8pm

It’s that time again! Ghostwolf debuts the third annual Women’s Work juried exhibition, an eclectic set of pieces about female identity; past, present, and future. Join the selected artists for an evening of food, fun, and art!


Collected Hands Studio

206 1/2 San Felipe NW, Suite 4 – 217.4593 – collectedhands.commap

Artist Reception and Open House 5-8 pm

Welcome spring with bright, vibrant colors in Color Junkie. Join the gallery in celebrating New Mexico’s colorful culture through art, textiles, photography, ceramics and more. Find ways to make every day more colorful in your home.


print of leaves in warm and cool colors

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Reception 5-7pm

Yucca Gallery welcomes spring and the month of March with Say It With Turquoise, the theme for featured artists; Liz Huffman, jewelry; Fran Krukar, watermedia; and Christiane Couvert, Belgian ceramics. Come and enjoy refreshments, great conversation with the artists, and a gift raffle for unique artwork.




painting of a river and trees

New Mexico Cancer Center – Gallery With a Cause

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Artscrawl Reception 6-8:30pm

The gallery presents Movers and Shakers – Works by Artists Who Teach, Lead and Inspire.

This exhibition, curated by Regina Held, features a variety of media and genres by a talented group of artists who give back to the community and still manage to have thriving art careers. The Cancer Center Foundation raises funds to alleviate non-medical needs for cancer patients. 40% of each art sale goes to the Foundation.

February Meet the Artist Events



print of surreal image with wolf

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Community Celebration 5-8pm

Harwood Art Center presents Encompass: A Multi-Generational Art Event which takes place annually. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, hands-on art making projects, live music by Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band, food trucks, and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to the community; this year, the focus is on the “Future Perfect,” as participants project themselves forward and look back on actions yet to be completed. Exhibitions Run: March 2 – 28, 2019


print of a tree and sunset

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

Wire Wrapping Cabochons Demo 2-4pm

Award-winning jewelry artist, Jane Chevalier, will demonstrate the basics of wire wrapping cabochons for elegant jewelry. Her amazing technique produces outstanding one-of-a-kind works of art. This event is free and a great opportunity to meet a master jeweler.




landscape painting of fields and mountains

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

Reception 2-6pm, Meet the Artist Series 4pm

Ushering in spring, gallery owner and artist Carla Forrest will host a reception and discussion on painting “en plein air”, in the open air or outdoors, with members of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico.