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.

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.

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 – August 3

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town


vessel in greens with leaves

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Meet and Greet Art Opening and Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm

In addition to the wonderful art in the gallery, three amazing artists are featured and will be on hand; Barb Fajardo, jewelry; Marta Burckley, gourds; and Kate Palmo, mixed media art. There will be live music, refreshments, people to meet and greet, and prizes to be won!


Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Meet the artist! Heather Ward’s masterful scratchboard renditions of wild animals are both beautiful and haunting. Ward’s love of nature and dedication to its conservation is wholly apparent in these stunning representations. Light refreshments served.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

Amapola’s August Featured Artist Exhibition is Southwest Textures: Fabric and Earth, a show of the combined works of punch quilt creator Cristina Diaz-Arntzen and potter Sandra Moench. Exhibition runs for the month of August.


Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244.9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm, Presentation 6:30pm

In Finishing the Hike: a photographer’s story about biting off more than he could chew, artist Andy Jones will tell his adventurous story about a seemingly impossible trek. It started with an ambition to capture great photos and enjoy some solitude in a remote region of the Andes Mountains in Peru. It turned into an experience that pushed the mental and physical limits. Light refreshments

painting of gemstones

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery presents a birthday celebration of beautiful hand-wrought crafts including Native American jewelry, Faberge style egg art, hand-painted gourds, fused glass art, and wood sculpture. Come join the party, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and some fun surprises.

drawings of cats

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

Lesley Long is back with unique and imaginative images in Month of the Cat. Long works in a variety of mediums. Her work can make you laugh and smile and see animals, mainly cats this time, in a whole new light.



VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap

ARTScrawl Reception 5-7pm

Skybridge: Works from The Outsider Gallery in Gallup establishes a connection with The Outsider Gallery in Gallup and highlights New Mexico artists creating work in programs for adults with disabilities. Featuring paintings by Jay Dickens, Robert Martinez and Floyd Nelson of The Outsider Gallery. On view through September 16.

photograph of a woman on a bed

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Frames: Luanne Redeye is a series of mixed media works and portrait paintings that weave together historical and personal narratives, familial relationships, and creativity as a way to heal. Barbara / Facing Down Alzheimer’s: Vincent Frazzetta. In this exhibition of art and documentation, Frazzetta introduces a woman’s extraordinary struggle to live a decent life while facing down this murderous disease.

trees and sky from below

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Reception and Poster Signing 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson Turns 66 on Route 66, the Albuquerque landscape painter’s annual Summer show. Known for his billowing clouds and aspen trees reaching for the sky, Macpherson has been painting full time for more than 40 years. Macpherson will be present to sign his 2019 calendar.

woman made of boxes of color

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

Opening Celebration 6-9pm

The Good Life: Extended Nature features the art of Andrew Fearnside, Hilda Kirschner, and Derrick Montez and includes a poetry reading of poems inspired by the art.

Nob Hill


landscape painting by Marian Berg

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

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

Closing Reception 5-8pm

Transfigurations features long time Albuquerque artists Tina De La Luz and Marian Berg. The show presents sculptures and paintings inspired by the natural world. Transfiguration is defined as a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. The artists explore internal and external imagery and transform it into exquisite works of art.

The Heights


southwest landscape painting

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception and Talk 5-8:30pm

Stillness Moves in Nature is a solo show of Peggy Trigg’s paintings. Trigg works in both oils and acrylic paints using what she calls “a palate of colors that are striking in their originality and strength.” The artist is a native New Mexican who she spent most of her youth sketching her surroundings.


The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured in the Gallery is Kathleen McCaughey, jewelry and silversmithing. In the Salon are Gary Roberson, Dana Roberson, Leslie Renee Fitzgibbon, and Steven Rudy.

fiber art of autumn leaves


Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchabq.com

Display and Refreshments 5-8pm

Art Quilts Tell Fiber Art ‘Stories’ features art quilts that were created by members of the local Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) chapter, and include selections from the recent SAQA show, Life Along the Rio Grande. SAQA is a non-profit, worldwide organization founded in 1989 to be a source of information on art quilts and the artists who create them.

Old Town ARTful Saturday – August 18

An ARTScrawl Event


drawings of cats

The Nest Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

ARTful Saturday 1-4pm

Lesley Long provided wonderful images of dogs in February to celebrate the  Year of the Dog. Now she’s back with more unique and imaginative images for Month of the Cat. Long works in a variety of media. Her work can make you laugh and smile and see animals, mainly cats this time, in a whole new light.


Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244.9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

Reception 2-5pm, Presentation 3pm

Gallery member Chris Sandberg will present 20 Photoshop Tips in 30 Minutes. Learn 20 great Photoshop tips from Chris in an informal, fast-moving session. Sandberg will cover some essential basic techniques, introduce some more advanced approaches, and show ways to handle common problems with your images using Adobe’s photo editing software. Light refreshments.


Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTful Saturday: Born to Bee Wild 1-4pm

In celebration of National Honey Bee Awareness day AND Bad Poetry day, artists present bee-themed art, honey-centric snacks and poetry worthy of a Vogon himself. Visitors are encouraged to share their own verse celebrating the beloved natural resource. The worse, the better.

August Special Events



wooden bowl inlaid with turquoise

Wild Hearts Gallery

Wild Hearts Gallery

221-B State Highway 165, Placitas – 505.361.2710 – wildheartsgallery-nm.com

Reception 1-4pm

For the Love of Wood; Beautiful and functional woodworking by Dr. David Johnson shows through September 2. Johnson incorporates exotic woods and turquoise into much of his work yet it is meant to be used.



Wright’s Indian Art

2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com

Event: “Hangin’ with the Masters”, First Annual Artist Showcase  (Artist Reception)

The next in the series of artist-centric events at Wright’s. These events may include live artist demos, intimate Q & A sessions with artists and a chance to purchase art directly from the artist. Open to the general public from 11 pm-5 pm on 08/11/2018.

Wright’s Indian Art has been bringing handmade, one-of-a-kind, authentic Native American art straight from the artist to the public since 1907. Don’t forget to ask about our amazing layaway program, only 20% down!