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.

2017 ARTScrawl Schedule

Jan. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Feb. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

March 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

April 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

May 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

June 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

July 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Aug. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 19, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Sept. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 16, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Oct. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Nov. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Dec. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – October 6

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town

 

photograph of downtown Albuquerque

Warren Fine Arts & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery features the fine photography of Andrew Kozeliski. This award-winning artist captures images with remarkable clarity, many of which honor local scenic icons and the city in which we live. The gallery continues to show the dynamic oil paintings of Rex Barron. Meet the artists, light refreshments served along with some surprises.

 

photograph of hot air balloons over the river

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery member Rhonda Spidell attended the first balloon fest back in 1972 at the Coronado Shopping Center. There were only 13 balloons. Spidell and fellow member Stan Ford will make a presentation at 6:30pm on how to take better balloon images, especially balloon glow images. Light refreshments.

 

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

ARTScrawl 4-7pm

Amapola Gallery’s October Featured Artists are Michele McMillan and Debra Montoya. The theme is Sterling Silver and Mixed Media Mosaics.

 

abstract painting

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Come out and help welcome artist Kristin Kurens to Ghostwolf! Kurens’ fun, funky, colorful work is sure to make you smile. Light refreshments.

 

abstract with circles in grey and black

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Exhibition Opening 5-8pm

In October Yucca Art Gallery will present a Featured Artist exhibition by Jeanette Cook; abstract oil painter, D.L. Horton; fused glass artist, and Emily Holcomb; a jeweler who works in mixed media. The artists will be present to discuss their work and interests and offer demonstrations at the opening. Light refreshments.

 

ceramics in oranges and greens

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

Ceramic artist Michelle Cuevas combines her love for Mexican folk art and culture with past influences to create a body of work that is bright and colorful, humorous and functional. She makes display pieces as well as mugs, plates and a wide variety of pieces that can serve many uses.

Downtown

 

painting with a figure in a circle with patterns behind it

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

In s(and) Collective: Home, a group of 12 Albuquerque artists share creative expressions of their notions of home, within the context of their work together as artists. Soft Geometry is an exhibition of collagraphic prints by Helen Cozza who creates abstract landscapes that include geometric grids and elements inspired by nature.

 

mixed media piece of a man in his garden

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

Artscrawl 5-8pm

516 ARTS presents Cross Pollination, a group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. The exhibition includes local, national and international artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, performance, and more.

 

landscape in pastels

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2017 Landscape Show which features landscape paintings by Angus Macpherson, Jeannie Sellmer, Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Reg Loving, Mary Moore Bailey and panoramic landscape photographs by Bill Tondreau. Runs through October 28.

 

painting of men facing each other

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.org – map

ARTScrawl 6-9pm

Los Tres Fantasticos – More than Meets the Eye features the works of Joshua Franco, Derrick Montez, and Santiago Perez. Live music and light refreshments.

Nob Hill

 

photograph of tennis rackets

Inpost Artspace at Outpost

Inpost Artspace at Outpost

210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.orgmap

Reception 5-7pm

fun & games features the photographic work of Jamie Kovach and the sculptural work of Cecilia Mckinnon. Each artist explores patterning with and of familiar objects, imparting distinct nostalgias. Exhibition runs through December 2.

 

Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm

In Three Lenses, Jim Caffrey captures the grandeur of the natural world rendering images in his digital darkroom while Robin Davidson brings creative photographic solutions to stunning images and Theodore Greer photographs landscapes and archeological sites for the production of fine art images on canvas.

The Heights

 

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com

Pop-up Crafts Fair! 5-8pm

Wonderful hand-made items from local crafters make excellent souvenirs or help you to jump start your holiday shopping. Featuring regional South Western themes, you’ll find useful and novel items to beautify and enhance your quality of life. Starting as part of the First Friday ArtsCrawl, this crafts fair will continue through Balloon Fiesta, 10/15, from 9 to 6; noon-5 Sundays.

 

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

In the Salon: The art of John Stermer, a retrospective. At 6pm there will be an Artist Insight Talk “Investing in Art” by local art investors. Runs through October 28.

 

blue ceramic vessel

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

First Friday Citywide Event

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

Primary is a solo show with artist Chris Casey who creates abstract vessels.

Casey creates improvised designs by carving into colored underglaze on white clay. Show Closes October 30.

 

fused glass cube

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Cemented in History – Honoring the Legacy of Paul Harrie is the gallery’s way of honoring and thanking long-time friend of the gallery and superb glass artist, Paul Harrie who passed away in January of this year. The show will feature Harrie’s blown-glass pieces along with a huge batch of his tectonic cubes.

The Heights Artful Saturday – October 21

An ARTScrawl Event

 

brightly painted instrument

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Opening 3-6pm

Palette presents Play That Clay, Porcelain Horns By Steve Smeed. Smeed formerly specialized in creating unique and functional porcelain horns. Each instrument was hand-built using colored porcelain. “Seussical” decoration and unusual sculptural shaping make his work both whimsical and captivating. Closes on November 18.

 

blue ceramic vessel

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artful Saturday 1-6pm

Primary is a solo show with artist Chris Casey who creates abstract vessels.

Casey creates improvised designs by carving into colored underglaze on white clay. There will be an Artists Talk 3:30-4:30pm. Show Closes October 30.

 

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTful Saturday 1-4pm

In the Salon: The art of John Stermer, a retrospective. At 2pm there will be an Artist Insight Talk “Investing in Art” by local art investors. Runs through October 28.

October Special Events

Roger DiCamillo, ‘Via Sacra’

October 25

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Halloween Walk and Talk 6-7:30pm

A free and entertaining gallery walk with curator Regina Held and some of the participating artists. Learn about techniques, the artists, the NM art scene, and the stories behind the work.