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 – February 3

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town



Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery is opening its vault of COLLECTIBLES including Old Pawn jewelry, 1930-1940s rare Mickey Mouse watches, and vintage Maxfield Parrish works! All in addition to the fine art of its 30 local artists. Please join in for Champagne, Hors d’Oeuvres and door prizes!


Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

The Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery is proud to announce that its newest member, Lisa Sego, will be having an opening reception. Come and enjoy Sego’s work and partake in some light refreshments.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery presents Brenda Bowman; Elegant Everyday Jeweler & Pat Oliver; Intense Pastels with a Southwest flavor. Please come join in an interesting evening.


Ghostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

In honor of the season, Ghostwolf treats you to special deals on the art that comes from the heart and a tasting of artisan chocolates by its neighbor Q Chocolate. Bring your favorite chocolate/art lover and enjoy a genuine feast for the senses.


Yucca Art Gallery

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

Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm

Yucca presents Robert Blagg, pastels; Steve McKibbin, gourd artist; and Linda Reyes-Alicea, jeweler. Artists will be available to discuss and/or demo their work. Light refreshments will be served.


The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

The gallery will celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Sign for Year of the Rooster with a group show of rooster art. It will be a multimedia show with variety of artists. The show runs through February 28.



VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap

Opening Reception 5-6:30pm

N4th Gallery presents a multimedia exhibit of artwork created by artists working at OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Artists include Naren-Oma Anand, Joey Goss, Gloria Hajduk and Deborah Iverson. On view through March 19.


Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Harwood presents Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of irs artists to community-chosen themes.


Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene presents “February: Its About LOVE” showcasing the humorous side of Love with works by Angus Macpherson, David Zaintz, David Snow, Michelle Allen, and Dawn Estrin. Exhibits features love in paintings, jewelry, clocks, and mixed media. Exhibit runs through February 25th.


CFA Downtown Studio

113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map

Reception 6-8pm

CFA Downtown Studio presents Someone to Ride the River With, an exhibition showcasing work from current graduate students in the photo programs at three major universities in the Southwest; University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.


Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map

Opening Reception 5-9pm

Turtle Show will feature the work of many local artists. All images have some depiction of a turtle to help us all have a fresh start to this year. Media includes painting, fiber, collage, metal and mixed. Music and refreshments.

Nob Hill


Inpost Artspace at Outpost

210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.orgmap

Reception 5-7pm

Inpost presents By A Thread, an exhibition of weavings by Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Rawcliffe Colton, Cindy Dworzak, Naomi Julian, Dan Klinglesmith, Cristine Posner, Eric-Paul Riege, Nick Clifford Simko, Jaye Whorton and Nancy Wohlenberg. Runs through February 25.


Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artist’s Reception 5-8pm

Matrix presents Dos Norteños. Isaac AlaridPease and Christopher Z. López, two Northern New Mexico Artists, share creative visions and reflections through their paintings.  Refreshments served.

The Heights


The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured Artist, Handweaver Maggie Doyle will demonstrate her art. The show runs through February 28.


Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

New Work by artist Donna Loraine Contractor. The introduction of a new series to an artist’s body of work is a momentous affair in the life of their career. Contractor has now added a new series, called the Interwoven Mesa Series.


Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

Improv features the Award Winning Fiber Art of Sheila Frampton-Cooper. Living and creating in France, Frampton-Cooper’s artistry is bold and graphic. Her greatest passion and reward is basic textile piecing with no plan in hand! Come see why these aren’t your Grandma’s quilts.

Route 66 Artful Saturday – February 18

An ARTScrawl Event


Matrix Fine Art

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

Teachers and Students Reception 1-4pm

Teachers from Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, along with their students, will be featured in an afternoon event. Hot teas and homemade baked goods will be available to raise money for a wonderful public charter school.



Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

ARTful Saturday Open House 12-4pm

Sumner & Dene presents February: Its About LOVE showcasing the humorous side of Love with works by Angus Macpherson, David Zaintz, David Snow, Michelle Allen, and Dawn Estrin. Exhibits feature love in paintings, jewelry, clocks, and mixed media. Exhibit runs through February 25th.



Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map

ARTful Saturday 2-4pm, Film Viewing at 5pm

Art and Music celebrating the Turtle Show featuring the work of many local artists, 2-4pm. Followed by John Bolenbaugh‘s new film, ‘Stop All New Pipelines’ at 5pm.

February Special Events



wo-400-516-ART516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

Member Preview with Artist/Curator Talks 5-6pm

Public Reception with music by DJ Leftovers 6-8pm

516 ARTS will host the juried UNM Graduate Art Exhibition in the downstairs gallery titled ‘We are in mysterious contact with the powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle’. Produced by the UNM Graduate Art Association and juried by Candice Hopkins, this exhibition is in celebration of 516 ARTS’ collaborative relationship and UNM College of Fine Arts and its community outreach programs. In the upstairs gallery, 516 ARTS will present a solo exhibition by Albuquerque-based artist Karsten Creightney. Paper Visions is the culmination of Creightney’s latest body of work that combines collage, photographs, printmaking and painting into dream-like tableaus that depict the intersection of urban and natural environments.