Explore the Arts in ABQ

First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm

 

ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm

First Friday ARTScrawl

Meet the Artist Events

Create Your ARTScrawl Gallery Tour!

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.

MEET THE ARTIST
The Meet the Artist series gives our member galleries the opportunity to present you with fun and creative events that might not fit into a First Friday ARTScrawl. The events are on the day and time of the gallery’s choosing and can be anything from a book signing to a group dinner with the month’s featured artist.

2019 ARTScrawl Schedule

 

Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl

June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl

 

July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl

Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl

Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl

Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl

Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

First Friday ARTScrawl – May 3

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights

 

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Opening Reception 5-8:30pm

“April showers bring May flowers…” and kimonos and garden views with painter Carol Adamec’s exhibit, In a Japanese Garden Revisted. In her new exhibit Adamec once again presents a diverse body of work featuring various configurations of kimonos and varieties of flowers.

 

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

This month the Featured Artists are; Patricia Cream, oils; and Nina Adkins, water media & mixed media. Both artists have a love for the New Mexico skies, clouds, and amazing colors. In the Salon: “Small works and Miniatures”.

Nob Hill

 

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A –  595.5197 matrixfineartabq.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Bobby Jones and Eliza Schmid present Magical Transformations. These are paintings of magical and fantastic realism, inspired both by the natural beauty of New Mexico and images of the subconscious.

 

Inpost Artspace at Outpost

210 Yale Blvd. SE – 268.0044 – outpostspace.orgmap

Artist Reception 5-7pm

The Inpost Artspace is pleased to announce Inpost Print 2019. Exhibiting artists are Christine Adams, Eryn Bathke, Stefan Batista, Diana Cervantes, Elena Carrasco, Linda Davidson, Jessica Gross, Calliandra Hermanson, Julianna Kirwin, Kathleen Keaveny, Louis Ocepek, Ben Shoenburg, Larry Schulte, and Robbie Sugg.

Downtown

 

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 6-9pm

Featured artists David McKee and Christopher Spatz present Lamentations and Redolence works in painting and photography. Also on display will be bowls from the Soup is Love project by Vicky Bolen. Mugs Coffee Shop will be open!

 

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Concetta D Gallery presents a group show and open house that highlights David Terry, a passionate painter who captures the feelings of his subjects and transports the viewer.

 

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ArtsCrawl 5-8pm

In Our Own Backyard examines contemporary art in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition stems from the collection of Ray Graham, a pivotal arts supporter and longtime collector of many major regional and national artists.

 

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists’ Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present The 2019 Landscape Show which features acrylic painter Angus Macpherson, oil painters Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, miniatures by Marie Fritz, panoramic photographer Bill Tondreau and special guest artist and pastel Plein air painter Natasha Isenhour.

 

OFFCenter @ Factory on Fifth

OFFCenter Community Arts Project @ Factory on 5th Art Space

1715 5th St. NW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

See Over 200 whimsical mini-masterpieces made by local artists at OFFCenter’s 14th Annual Little Houses Silent Auction Fundraiser. Contributors range from internationally known artists (Frank McCulloch and Stephanie Lerma) to emerging creators. Discover new talent, mingle with the makers, and silently bid to support OFFCenter, a free open Downtown art studio where everyone is welcome.

 

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm, Artist Talk 5:30pm

Four Printmakers: Aaron Bass, Helen Cozza, Laurel Lampela & Janet Shagam features artists living in New Mexico whose work is connected by their love of making hand-pulled prints. People Watching is Ian Hucke‘s attempt to bring to life what many do as they watch people—wonder about that person’s life.

 

VSA N4th Gallery

VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2872vsartsnm.orgmap

Artists’ Reception 5-7pm, Poetry Reading 7-8:30pm

In Four Directions: Photography, Poetry, Painting, Performance, four artists combine talents to share divergent ways of seeing and/or expressing themselves and their relationship to Earth. Artists include James Burbank, Larry Goodell, Lenore Goodell and Jane Sprague.

Old Town

 

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

The gallery will be exhibiting Dale Harris‘ works in clay, works on paper, and handmade books.

Much of Harris‘ works reflect a somewhat Asian influence but there is also a Viking influence in her Viking Runes Magic Box and a somewhat Celtic influence in some of her other work.

 

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

ARTScrawl Reception, 5-8 pm

Heritage is a solo show of recent contemporary plein air paintings of the Jemez Springs area. Twenty percent of artwork sales will be donated to the Open Space Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting public awareness and conservation of Albuquerque Open Space lands.

 

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 celebrates award-winning watercolorist Joy Brinkley Hill. Come see her amazing range of work from realism to abstract images. Come join the party, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments and some fun surprises.

 

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

Cultures Across The Globe Bring Inspiration, especially to Amapola Gallery’s much-traveled Katherine Gauntt and Michele McMillan. The graceful shapes of Parisian bridges, as well as splendid gardens, are reflected in these masterful watercolors, many plein air.

 

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

It’s a Spring Fling Thing…Happy Birthday to the gallery! Okay, so it’s technically two-weeks late, but join in celebrating Ghostwolf’s third birthday! The gallery will have a fresh face of work inspired by the season, and will have cake (and other goodies!)

Collected Hands Studio

206 1/2 San Felipe NW, Suite 4 – 217.4593 – collectedhands.commap

Artist Reception and Open House 5-8 pm

Cul·ti·vate: 1) to promote the growth of a plant or crop. 2) to promote the growth or development of an art or skill. Cultivate your home for spring and summer with accents of nature from wood, textiles, photography, ceramics and more.

 

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Reception 5:00-7:30 pm

Help celebrate Blue Skies and Sunshine and the splendid colors of spring with featured artists; Bill Monthan, oils and pastels; Linda Alicea-Reyes, jewelry; and Molly Mooney, fiber. Enjoy the many wonders of the gallery; unique art, great conversation, light refreshments, and a gift raffle.

May Meet the Artist Events

FRIDAY, MAY 10

VSA N4th Gallery

VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2872vsartsnm.orgmap

Poetry Performance 7-8pm

Four Directions: Poetry as Performance – 50 Years highlights the best of Larry Goodell‘s revolutionary early poem works from 1972-1973.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

The Nest Best Thing To Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Runes Readings and I Ching Readings by Dale Harris 1:30-3:30pm

The gallery will be exhibiting Dale Harris‘ works in clay, works on paper, and handmade books.

Much of Harris‘ works reflect a somewhat asian influence but there is also a viking influence in her Viking Runes Magic Box and a somewhat Celtic influence in some of her other work.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Patio Escondido, 404 C-5 San Felipe St. NW – 410.2444 – carlaforrest.commap

Adult Art Interactive 1-3pm

Have you always wanted to try your hand at making art? Now is the time. During this art interactive for adults, you will learn about oil painting with toxic-free water-based artists colors and experiment with creative expression. Reservations required, call or text to save your spot.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Meet & Greet With Artist 1-3pm

“April showers bring May flowers…” and kimonos and garden views with painter Carol Adamec’s exhibit In a Japanese Garden Revisted. In her new exhibit Adamec once again presents a diverse body of work featuring various configurations of kimonos and varieties of flowers.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

Meet the Artist Event 12-4pm

In Simplifying Complex Patterns, Joy Brinkley-Hill will demonstrate her process of setting up, drawing, and painting in watercolor a still life using fabric, fruit, and cut crystal. She will illustrate how to organize and simplify patterns to produce clean designs in the crystal bowl. Her live demonstration will demystify the painting  of refracted colors as they pass through the facets and the reflections within the glass. Don’t miss this special event!