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.

2018 ARTScrawl Schedule


Jan. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Feb. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

March 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 17, The Heights ARTful Saturday

April 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

May 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 19, Old Town ARTful Saturday

June 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 16, The Heights ARTful Saturday


July 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 21, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Aug. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Sept. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Oct. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Nov. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Dec. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – March 2

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights


a non representational painting of a blue square on a yellow background

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Featured in the gallery are contemporary minimalist paintings by Nora Caldwell and floral oil paintings by Jackie Sheppard. In the Salon is Abstract Visions, mixed media artwork by 13 local artists.


an art quilt


Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchabq.com

Reception 5-8pm

Meet Albuquerque quilt collector Marjorie Childress, whose diverse collection defines another

dimension of “abstract art” with quirky lines and textile choices, and almost-accidental composition. Some of Marjorie’s collection will be available for sale. To get a glimpse of her collection, visit http://www.anonymousquilt.com/.



a necklace with stones and ceramics in a silver setting

Wright’s Indian Art

Wright’s Indian Art

2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com

ARTScrawl 4-6pm

First Friday Sale: Most items in the store are 15% off. Wright’s Indian Art has been bringing handmade, one-of-a-kind, authentic Native American art straight from the artist to the public since 1907.


Weyrich Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

Holding Space, Embracing Place is a solo exhibit by Willi Singleton who says, “My pots will be accompanied by two series of new prints. One series depicts some of the processes by which these pots come into being. This is my attempt to show that the richness of the product results from the beauty of the process.”

Nob Hill


Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artist’s Reception 5-8pm

In this exhibition, Jeanne Pierrot intends to move the viewer’s eye around the canvas with varying degrees of speed and fluidity. Pierrot draws attention to the layers by making aspects of them transparent; as it is important to her to know what lies beneath the surface.




landscape painting of mountains and sky

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

Special Showing 6-8pm

The Hands exhibit features 19 panels, each 4 x 8 feet. The many photographs are of people’s hands with something they hold dear and were created by a group of local photographers. The closing celebration for the Sandia Mountain Show is happening as well.


516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

516 ARTS presents The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, an exhibition that presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility).



collage of a woman with snakes for hair riding a horse

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2018 Figure Show with Guest Artist Holly Roberts. National and Internationally recognized Albuquerque artist Holly Roberts, the queen of the collage, uses paint and her own photographs to create images that are filled with humor, irony, and mythology.


a collage of four photographs of ceramic bowls

Little Bird de Papel

Little Bird de Papel, Vick Bolen Art Studio

1222 Mountain Rd NW – 710.7524 – facebook.com/LittleBirdDePapel

ARTScrawl 4-7pm

The Soup Is Love Project benefits OffCenter Community Arts Project. Since March 2017 over 100 Albuquerque community members have created 800 soup bowls in monthly sessions, culminating in a final sale in March 2018. All bowls will sell for $5-$20.

Old Town and North Valley



a collage featuring an origami crane

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

There Are Many Paths Home shows Vicki Bolen’s mixed media paper collages as paper quilts

which sometimes include origami as well as hand stitching and machine sewing, and other paper ephemera. Bolen will also be showing her origami cranes, cards and books.



decorated goose egg trinket box

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

During the month of Easter, the gallery presents remarkable egg artist, Jane Chevalier. Her craft rivals FABERGE! In addition, the gallery continues to feature noted local artist Russ Ball, whose imaginative paintings and prints range in wide subject matter. Please come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, along with some surprises.



photograph of a wood duck

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Long time gallery member Urey Lemen will give a presentation on wildlife photography. Topics will include equipment, composition and techniques. Lemen will be on hand from 5-8pm and the presentation starts at 6:30. Light refreshments.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Opening Reception 4-7pm

In Potpourri, artists Brenda Bowman (jeweler) and Kay Richards (painter) show their work in a mixture of beauty for eye and soul by two women who love to create and share their own unique visions.



painting of a redheaded woman holding flower petals

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Ghostwolf debuts the second annual Women’s Work juried exhibition, an eclectic set of pieces about female identity: past, present, and future, and in the context of our greater environment. Join the selected artists for an evening of food, fun, and art!



a photograph of birds on the river

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Exhibition Opening 5-7pm

Join Yucca Gallery for a wine and cheese reception with live music and a gift certificate drawing (must be present to win).  Featured artists are Jeri Burzin (photography), Terri Helmer, (jewelry), and Michael Kocharoff (leather). Yucca is the oldest coop gallery in Old town.



a watercolor painting of a desert landscape

New Mexico Cancer Center

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Artscrawl Reception 5:30-8:30pm

In Movers and Shakers – Works by Artists Who Teach, Lead and Inspire, Gallery with a Cause celebrates the hardworking artists who have dedicated a big part of their time volunteering for arts organizations; teaching classes, running galleries, jurying shows, mentoring other artists and organize art events. Exhibit runs through May 25.

Artful Saturday

An ARTScrawl Event


March Special Events




a photograph of a modern building

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Community Celebration / Opening Reception 5-8pm

Harwood Art Center presents Encompass, an annual multi-generational art event. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open artist’s studios, hands-on art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages. Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to the community; this year, Harwood is focusing on “Dream Spaces,” as we think about our hopes and dreams for the future. Exhibitions Run: March 3 – March 29.


Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Talk 1-2:30 pm

Holding Space, Embracing Place is a solo exhibit by Willi Singleton who says, “My pots will be accompanied by two series of new prints. One series depicts some of the processes by which these pots come into being. This is my attempt to show that the richness of the product results from the beauty of the process.”




a necklace with stones and ceramics in a silver setting

Wright’s Indian Art

Wright’s Indian Art

2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com

Artist Reception 12-5pm

Hangin’ with the Masters, EP. 3 is the next in the series of artist-centric events at Wright’s. These events may include live artist demos, intimate Q & A sessions with artists and a chance to purchase art directly from the artist.