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.

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 – August 4

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town


painting of a motel sign

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

This month the gallery continues to exhibit a large number of the masterful paintings of Sean Michael Chavez. In addition it will premiere a number of new paintings by realist Cheryl Godin, whose beautiful interpretations of local iconic signs are becoming more and more collectible. Light refreshments served.


photograph of a treeline by a lake in front of a night sky

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery member Urey Lemen will make a presentation on how to photograph the Milky Way and will touch on light painting techniques. The talk will start at 6:30pm. Light refreshments.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Artists’ Reception 4-7pm

The gallery features artists Joyance and Rebecca Olesen. The gallery artists explore the themes of crystals and pearl seeds, stone and glass beads, canyons and mesas, and New Mexico places.


sculptures of people in red clay

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm

This month the gallery welcomes sculptors Janice Trimpe and Jaymes Dudding. Each artist is known for large-scale, internationally collected commissioned work; Trimpe for her bronzes and Dudding for symbolic ceramic sculptures reflecting the language of the metaphysical. Light refreshments.


Yucca Art Gallery

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

Exhibition Opening 5-8pm

Featured Artist exhibition by Lari Tiller Howell,watercolor artist; Penne Roberts, ceramics artist; and Myra Gadsen, jeweler. The artists will be present during the opening to discuss their work and interests. Light refreshments. Yucca Art Gallery is the home of over 40 artists.


mosaic tile work

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

Julianna Kirwin will be showing new linocuts of local flowers on archival paper mounted on wood panels and linocuts of poets and animals on tote bags. Steve Akers, ceramic artist, creates medium and large ceramic mosaics made from smaller ceramic pieces he fires in his small kiln.



artwork of a mountain and grass landscape

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Main gallery: Far Places: Mary Sweet features paintings and woodblock prints of Colorado, Greenland, and the Shikoku Japan 88 Temple Trek. Front gallery: We Paint What We See (in space & mind): Bob & Gloria Mallory is a reflection of the artists’ individual personalities.


OFFCenter Community Arts Project

808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

OFFCenter will be presenting an exhibit of Words as Art. New work exploring how words can be art unto themselves. There will be pieces using mixed media, calligraphy, and painting. Artists are featured from the OFFCenter studio and community.


painting of trees from below

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Reception and Calendar Signing 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson: Changing Times, landscape paintings by the Albuquerque painter. Accompanying the show is his 2018 calendar “Changing Times” featuring the dramatic paintings filling Sumner Dene’s second floor showroom.


surreal painting of reclining woman with a moon for a head

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

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

Reception Starts at 6pm

Last chance to view the creative talents of the artists in the Summer Collective; Ilene Weiss, Denise Weaver Ross, Suzanne Visor, Risa Taylor, Eliza Schmid, Mauny Muray, Lesley Long, and Roe LiBretto. Music of local jazz group C’est Bon at 7:30pm.

Nob Hill


watercolor of chocolate covered strawberries on a plate

New Mexico Watercolor Society

New Mexico Watercolor Society @ Q’s Cakes & Sweets Boutique

2720 Central Ave. SE, Suite D

ARTScrawl Opening Reception 6-8pm

The New Mexico Watercolor Society will host a reception at Q’s Cakes & Sweets Boutique. Award winning artists will feature their still lifes, landscapes, flowers, and abstracts. Bring your family and friends to see this show of Original Watercolor Paintings. Through September 11.


Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artists’ Reception 5-8pm

In The Artist and the Photographer: A matter of Perspective, Frank Fehlman’s photographs remind us of when the car was king and gives us a new view of abstract landscapes. Utilizing some of Frank’s photographs, Valerie Prucha brings an impressionistic style in stark contrast to his realistic photographs. Refreshments will be served.

The Heights


The Gallery ABQ

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

Reception 5-8pm

The gallery welcomes you to Bird Watching in the Salon, celebrating these wonders of nature’s magnificence. Bird-themed door prizes will be given out. Refreshments. Show runs through August 29.


a variety of fiber arts on a table

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com

ARTScrawl 6-9pm

Professionally trained in Architecture, Jim Carnevale has a passion for photographic imagery including landscape, avian, urban, and architecture. Rod Daniel’s quilts are collected internationally. A former music teacher, he now teaches his unique method of quilting on the national circuit.


landscape painting

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

Earth and Sky is a solo exhibition of recent plein air paintings by Rachel Rankin. Rankin grew up under the big skies and beautiful mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico and these influences have been an inspiration all of her life.


Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Palette presents Birds of Paradise featuring paintings and assemblages by Charlie Aldrich. Aldrich’s colorful birds and found art have been grabbing the attention of visitors since the gallery began displaying his work. Aldrich will be at the opening reception so come meet the artist and ask him all about his whimsical work! Runs through August 31.

Route 66 Artful Saturday – August 19

An ARTScrawl Event


painting of trees from below

Sumner & Dene


Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Calendar Signing 1-3pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Angus Macpherson: Changing Times, landscape paintings by the Albuquerque painter known for his billowing clouds, trees reaching for the sky, and snow packed forests. Accompanying the 2017 landscape show is a 2018 calendar “Changing Times” featuring the dramatic paintings filling Sumner Dene’s second floor showroom.

August Special Events

There are no Special Events in August