Explore the Arts in ABQ
First Friday ARTScrawl, 5-8pm
ARTful Saturday, 1-4pm
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.
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 – December 2
An ARTScrawl Event
The gallery will feature beautiful works of art and crafts from local artists that fit everyone’s budget for the coming holidays; from framed masterpieces, art glass, and prints to stocking stuffers. Light refreshments, live classical guitar and some surprises.
Open House 5-9pm
The Old Town Holiday Stroll is from 5-9pm. Come visit the Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery and see the lighting of the Christmas tree in Plaza Don Luis at 6pm.
Forty local artists celebrate the holidays with a special exhibit. Enjoy diverse offerings at this artists’ co-op in the historic Romero house.
It’s time for Holiday Stroll in Old Town and Ghostwolf will be celebrating the season with a holiday party! Treat yourself and come for hot cider, door-prizes, and other goodies. See you then!
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery will greet the holiday season with a special exhibition in conjunction with Old Town’s Holiday Stroll featuring the work of Renee Gentz, fabric artist; Marta Burckley, gourd and basket work; and Liz Huffman, jeweler. Light refreshments will be available.
OFFCenter presents its annual Holiday Bazaar which is an exhibit by all of the organization’s local artists. The Gallery and studio will be full to the brim. Kick start your holiday shopping by “shopping local” and keep local artists going.
Open House 5-8pm
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists they have worked with since opening.
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Albuquerque Photographs.
Tondreau’s sharp and lush panoramic landscapes of Albuquerque can each be printed up to 8 feet wide. He shoots exclusively Albuquerque’s favorite expansive vistas and intimate walking trails.
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Closing Reception 5-8pm
This is the closing reception reception for Amanda Dannáe Romero’s BFA Honors Thesis; Sounds of Soothing and of Sickness.
901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
Friends of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair 5-9pm
Friends of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair features the works of 20+ local artists including paintings, jewelry, clothing, henna, handmade items, prints and cards. This event is the opening of this three day show.
Holiday Open House 5-8 pm
Group show featuring new works by gallery artists Aggie Damron, April Fletcher, Jane Fritz and Carolyn Peterson. The gallery is offering a 10% discount on paintings and prints. Light refreshments.
Featured Artist Reception 5-8pm
Tapestry artist Hilary Heyl strives to weave truths with a contemporary signature in an ancient and universal language. Painting in oil, Bill Beaumont captures the high thin air lighting found in New Mexico and its effect on color and contrast. Refreshments served.
First Friday ARTScrawl Reception with Music 5-8 pm
Artist Insight talk at 6 pm by Featured Artist Judi Foster. In the Salon: Janet and Nancy Bothne. Show runs through 12/28.
Weyrich presents the 34th Annual Invitation Theme Show, It All Came Together, featuring exclusively New Mexico artists and craftsmen working in ceramics, wood, jewelry, prints, paintings, mixed media prints, sculpture, and glass. Show Closes 12/30.
Artists Reception 5-8pm
This December, Palette is pleased to welcome Laura Tyler and her encaustic (wax) paintings in When Heaven and Nature Sing. Tyler creates work inspired by the plant and animal relationships that give landscape its texture. Show runs through 12/31.
An ARTScrawl Event
There is no ARTful Saturday in December. Check back in January for details about The Heights ARTful Saturday!
December Special Events
Opening Reception 6-8pm
Harwood Art Center’s 10th Annual 12×12 Exhibition & Fundraiser with an exquisite evening of live music by Raven Rutherford & Her Sweet Potato Pie Band, tasty treats from your favorite local restaurants and original works by over 200 amazing artists of all ages. Come by for a fundraising celebration featuring:
- 6”x6” and 12″x12″ works by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori, Hayes Middle School & Garfield Middle School ($36 and $44 each)
- 12“x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)
- PRELUDE larger works by notable New Mexico artists (highest bid). Auction ends during 12×12 event, December 3 at 7:45pm.
- Xing! A site-specific musical installation in Harwood’s entry way by Stephanie Lerma & Shawn Turung.
Exhibition Runs: December 3- December 9, 2016
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