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 – June 3

An ARTScrawl Event


The Heights

photograph of the Kimo theater

High Desert Art and Frame

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Route 66 features; Lynda Burch, watercolorist/multimedia; Daniel Ludwig, watercolorist; Alan Toepfer, photographer; and introducing Ruby Frank, painter. This group show depicts familiar images of Historic Route 66 from Albuquerque City Lights, The Kimo and an updated downtown Central Avenue.

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm
Presenting Western Wonders with featured artists Tim Gifford, bronze sculptor and Frank A. Marich, oil painter. The superb gallery artists are showing some of their newest pieces and refreshments will be served. Artist Insight talk at 6pm.

Watercolor of flowers

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Carol L. Adamec says of her work, “In a Japanese Garden-An Interpretation is an exhibition of these two paths of my pursuit-to paint beautifully that which is intrinsically beautiful…and to seek a new visual expression that embodies the essence of the beautiful.”

Nob Hill

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-8pm
Recycle artist, John Bumkens, will display his series of Found Object art as well as his newer Fire and Hammer pieces.

painting of flowers in pinks

Blue Lily Atelier

Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artist Reception 5-7pm
In Into the Wild: Collage Inspired by Nature’s Paradise, artist April Fletcher works primarily in collage and mixed media and her pieces often capture the feeling of a natural environment or its elements. Artist presentation at 6pm: Using Natural Plant Materials.

Downtown

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Preview 3-6pm
June features works by Stanley Benfro, a talented artist whose simple and expressive lines attract the viewers into his state of mind during their creation.

painting of a girl in folk clothing

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap
Open House 5-8pm
This Group Show features new works by gallery artists, Joseph Barbieri, Michele Byrne, Piao Xue Cheng, Robert Kuester, Jeff Otis, Anderson Giles, Dan Griggs, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Richard Sedlack, Marilyn Yanke, and Kit Mahoney.

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Reception 5-8pm
First Impressions: Photographs and Ephemera from the Archive of Stanley A. Moe is co-curated by Billie Crouse, Jana Gottshalk, Jessica Hubbard Marr, Anikke Myers, and Elizabeth Shores and includes work from the personal archive of the late architect Stanley Allen Moe (1914-2010).

painting of yellow daffodils

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
The Garden Show @ Sumner & Dene features garden themes by Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, Reg Loving, David Snow, Michael Norviel, Rik Burkard, Leigh Walters, and David Zaintz with invited guest artists Sarah Hartshorne and Mary Moore Bailey.

a mural as it's being painted

Mural in progress by Mauricio Ramirez

Mauricio Ramirez’ Mural
113 6th St NW – map
Mural Unveiling 5-8pm
Local artist Mauricio Ramirez, a Chicago native for the past 26 years now living and working out of Albuquerque began installing his latest mural on May 20, 2016. This mural at The Copper Building will be his first public work featured in the southwest. Ramirez specializes in creating exterior murals using aerosol spray paint for top clients such as Anheuser Busch, Stella Artois, Warner Music, and Mircosoft.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.commap
Celebration of the Arts 5-10pm
The gallery will showcase a variety of locally based artists. There will be art, live painting, body painting, music and food provided by Keru’s Mexican Food and Catering food truck.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
OFFCenter presents an exhibit by local artists, Primary Colors: Poetry, Politics and Art. The views and opinions expressed in this exhibit are those of the artist and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other person on the planet.

photograph of a woman with a long yellow coat

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 4th annual SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is a juried exhibition, professional development, and endowed cash awards program, presented with support from Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) / ArtsCrawl. Main gallery: Joshua Atlas, Katelyn Bladel, Dorielle Caimi, Joel Davis, David Disko, Letitia Hill, Christopher MacQueen, Eric Martinez, Ruben Olguin, Rachel Rivera, David Saiz, and Sophia Sanchez. Front gallery: Promised View: Julia Lambright.

Old Town

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
June is Jewelry Month at Genuine Southwest. The six jewelry artists work in all different mediums; leather, glass, sterling silver, cloisonné, charms and natural stones. Join in celebrating MaryAnn Lancaster, Denise Elvrum, Bruce Moffitt, Chris Litt, Bambi Cordova, and Charlene Kalbfell.

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
This month Ghostwolf features artist Roe LiBretto. LiBretto has a long art career and has studied drawing, painting, and design. She will present a brief talk about her process and work at 6:30pm. Libations and light refreshments will be served.

native american artwork

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
First Friday Reception 4-7pm
Ceramic wall artist KD Fullerton and bead artist Mary Ellen Merrigan feature in June’s exhibit, Ancient Cultures, Distinctive Interpretations. Fullerton assimilates found objects in ingenious ways. Merrigan offers random acts of beading with a bold presentation of color, style and materials.

cool springs cabins stone building

Albuquerque Photographer’s Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Route 66, the Mother Road, has captivated photographers for years. Rhonda Spidell, artist and photographer, will share her own family connections and images dating back to the Dust Bowl days at Cool Springs Camp. Come travel the Mother Road with APG.

side by side images of a flower painting and a multi media portrait

Essence Gallery

Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Faces, Flowers and Places is a two women show, featuring Linda Patrick and Karin Pitman. Both have a distinct style and passion for creativity that blends well together. Patrick works with mixed media and encaustics and Pitman is a watercolor artist.

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Route 66 Revisited continues to pay tribute to historic Route 66. Featured artist Dorothy McGeorge’s masterful oil paintings of vintage landmarks will be shown. Please join in for this trip down memory lane. As always, refreshments are served.


The Heights Artful Saturday, June 18

An ARTScrawl Event


The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTful Saturday 1-4pm
Presenting Western Wonders with featured artists Tim Gifford, bronze sculptor, and Frank A. Marich, oil painter. The superb gallery artists are showing some of their newest pieces.

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
ARTful Saturday 3-6pm, Artist’s Talk 3:30-4:30pm
Carol L. Adamec says of her work, “In a Japanese Garden-An Interpretation is an exhibition of these two paths of my pursuit-to paint beautifully that which is intrinsically beautiful…and to seek a new visual expression that embodies the essence of the beautiful.”

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
Opening Reception 1-4pm
Top Drawer features paintings by Charlie Aldrich. The artist will be present during the reception. Charlie Aldrich’s paintings explore still life and cultural elements within broad abstract arrangements as a method of preserving remnants of beauty amidst decay. Aldrich’s sentimental compositions result from his acknowledging the world’s random chaos and then taking action to rescue treasured symbols from wither encroaching entropy or oblivion. Show runs through July 22.


June Special Events


June 4

New Grounds

New Grounds

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.commap
Reception 4-6pm
Water – A Group Exhibition of Mosaic Artists
This group exhibition of contemporary mosaic artists investigates the importance and sacredness of water in the desert along with the plants and animals that depend on it. This promises to be a highly tactile and colorful exhibition. Featured artists include: Cate Clark, Riha Rothberg, Roger  Evans, Holly  Kuhn, Laura Robbins, Bosha  Gordon, Marina Rabinowitz , Erin Magennis , Perri Yellin, Barbara Belknap , Lisa Dominici, Patricia Halloran , Kayleen Dowell, Scottie Sheehan, Doreen Goodlin, Jill Gatwood , Gayle Elaine Scott, and Joel Davis. June 3 – 25.

Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.commap
Reception 4-6pm
Matrix presents Paul Sanchez – New Mexico Painter. Sanchez says of his paintings, “I paint New Mexico lifestyles the way I remember them, often focusing on the color and activity of Albuquerque’s South Valley. My work should tell a story, show emotion and bring out feelings within the viewer.” Sanchez leaves the faces of the people blank to allow the viewer to become part of the painting.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.commap
Opening Noon-3pm
In June Yucca Art Gallery will provide a special exhibition of the work of Featured Artists, Kate Palmo, Sharon Patrick, and Myra Gadson.  Ms. Palmo is an encaustic painter, Ms. Patrick a gourd carver, and Ms. Gadson a jeweler.   During the opening the artists will be available to describe their work and Ms. Palmo will provide a demonstration of painting on yupo paper. Light refreshments will be available.

June 11

Purple Sage Gallery

Purple Sage Gallery

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.commap
Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
A new selection of pastels by Patricia Rose Ford, PSWC, WAOW. Scenes of the southwestern deserts painted in plein air. Nita Harper will be showing recent oil paintings also painted on location.

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
June features works by Stanley Benfro, a talented artist whose simple and expressive lines attract the viewers into his state of mind during their creation. Refreshments.

June 18

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap
Opening 6-8pm
In conjunction with Photosummer, 516 ARTS presents three concurrent exhibitions of contemporary photography: Absorption of Light by twin brothers Doug and Mike Starn, who for more than 20 years have been known for working conceptually with photography, and are concerned largely with chaos, interconnection and interdependence. As We See It: Contemporary Native American Photographers considers how photography can communicate personal perspectives on identity and place, and highlighting select CENTER photographers, Future Tense is an exploration of the socially, politically and psychologically complex relationship we have with the places we inhabit. All on view June 18-September 17.