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.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
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!

SPECIAL EVENTS
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 – October 5

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town

 

 

landscape painting with orange foreground and blue background

Yucca Gallery

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Featured Artist Exhibition and Reception 5-8pm

Welcoming fall with the colors of pumpkin and spice, the gallery will host a reception for featured artists; Bill Davis, oil pastel; Barb Miller, clay artist; and Myra Gadsen, jewelry. Look for lively conversation, refreshments, and music at the reception.

surreal image with horns, mouths, and eyes

Ghostwolf Gallery

 

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Join in on the celebration of not one, not two, but three Local Treasures! Congratulations to artists Roe LiBretto and Denise Weaver Ross on their recent designation, and artist Laura Wacha will also be in the house! Light refreshments.

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Featured Artist Exhibition 4-7pm

Earth and Sky is the title of Amapola Gallery’s October Featured Artist exhibit, with an exciting blend of natural-object assemblages by Art Rosenberg, and paper cuts and photographs by Elzbieta Kaleta. Exhibition runs for the month of October.

photograph of hot air balloons over the Rio Grande

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Gallery members Knate Myers and Urey Lemen will give a presentation at 6:30pm on how to photograph the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Myers will talk about still and time lapse photography and Lemen’s topic will be fireworks. Light refreshments.

mosaic piece with a patriotic hot air balloon

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 The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with a display of multiple artistic interpretations of hot air balloons in flight; paintings, photographs, mosaic art, prints, cards and more. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

landscape in purples, yellows, and greens

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

Opening Reception 5-8 pm

ARTScrawl welcomes AABA’s newest member, Carla Forrest, who will be exhibiting spectral luminescent landscape paintings, inspired by direct observation of nature and life. Honored as a Local Treasure, Carla’s personal artistic mission integrates awareness of environmental conservation, community connectivity, and creativity.

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Michelle Cuevas creates fun, functional, and funky hand built ceramics that are individually hand painted. Her inspiration comes from her husband’s Mexican ancestry as well as her own New Mexico roots. See the wide variety of fun and functional pieces Cuevas has created.

Downtown

 

 

painting of a bust of a person in green yellow and red

VSA N4th Gallery

VSA – N4th Gallery

4904 Fourth Street NW – 345.2140vsartsnm.orgmap

Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm

A collaboration of OFFCenter Community Arts Project and North Fourth Art Center, Wabi Sabi: Beauty is Imperfect, Impermanent, Incomplete is on view through November 17. Reception includes a response reading by the OFFCenter writing group.

for green circles bisected and parsed in different geometric ways

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

A View From Above: David Disko & Dani Jeffries reveals the beauty and interconnectedness of things great and small. Beautiful Unwanted: Jessica Kennedy deals with invasive species and the disastrous impact they have when introduced into foreign ecosystems.

abstract image in greens with horizontal orientation

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2018 Landscape Show. The exhibit features landscape paintings by Jeannie Sellmer, Angus Macpherson, Jennifer Cavan, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Reg Loving, and Mary Moore Bailey and panoramic landscape photographs by Bill Tondreau.

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness is a major exhibition presenting the works of Puerto Rican artists living and working on the island and in the diaspora. The artists engage with issues of climate justice and disaster, continued colonialism and economic crisis.

painting of a man playing the cello

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Come enjoy the stunning works of David W. Terry.

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTScrawl 6-9pm

Artist Denise Weaver Ross opens a one-person show, 64 Hexagrams, at Tortuga Gallery. The artist has been inspired by the 64 hexagrams from the 2,000-year-old Chinese divination method known as I Ching.

Nob Hill

 

 

painting of an angel

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

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

Reception 5-8pm

In Unpredicted Motion, artist and calligrapher Elizabeth McKee celebrates movement, color, light, books, and angels.  The centerpiece of the show is her accordian-folded book, Assault of Angels, which weighs seventy pounds and took her ten years to complete.

The Heights

 

 

white ceramic pieces

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artists Reception 5-8:30pm

In Simple Form Complex Surface twelve UNM students in the Arita Porcelain Vessels Program explore functional works in true porcelain clay and address using handmade porcelain instead of plastic in everyday life.

painting of adobe pueblo style home

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm

Featured in the Gallery: Art Is Hope by Maria C. Cole and Marcella Boushelle. Maria C. Cole’s oil paintings are inspired by everyday experiences. Marcella Boushelle is an Abstract Impressionistic artist who works in mixed media. In the Salon: The Foothills Art Group.

fabric art of a stack of bowls

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchabq.com

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Traditional Rug Hooking Meets Contemporary Flair, Interpretation finds Tijeras fiber artist Catherine Kelly taking strips of wool and cotton – some recycled, many hand-dyed – and creating contemporary works with layers and juxtaposition of color, thought, and impression. Refreshments will be served.

Route 66 ARTful Saturday – October 20

An ARTScrawl Event

 

painting of an angel

Matrix Fine Art

Matrix Fine Art

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

ARTful Saturday Artist’s Talk 1-3pm

Artist and calligrapher Elizabeth McKee will discuss her accordian-folded book, Assault of Angels, its genesis in a move from Ottawa to Bangladesh, its construction, and her travels as an artist. The book is part of her Unpredicted Motion exhibit on view in October.

 

image of a tiger in horizontal stripes of different colors

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

ARTful Saturday 2-4pm

iChing readings and artist talk with Denise Weaver Ross and Linda Blauwkamp.

 

abstract image in greens with horizontal orientation

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

ARTful Saturday 1-3pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2018 Landscape Show. The exhibit features landscape paintings by Jeannie Sellmer, Angus Macpherson, Jennifer Cavan, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Reg Loving, and Mary Moore Bailey and panoramic landscape photographs by Bill Tondreau.

October Special Events

OCTOBER 13

 

painting of a bee on honeycomb

Wild Hearts Gallery

Wild Hearts Gallery

221-B State Highway 165, Placitas – 505.361.2710 – wildheartsgallery-nm.com

Artist Reception 1-4 pm

Bunny Bowen’s Bugs and Bunny: Art enabled by honeybees, moths, and boring beetles features work in a variety of media including fiber, paint, wood and cold wax. Runs through November 4.

OCTOBER 17

 

collage and paint on newspaper background

Gallery With a Cause

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Walk and Talk6-7:30pm

The Architecture of Beauty – Works by Prominent NM Artists. This exhibition, curated by Regina Held, features well-known and beloved artists living and working in New Mexico. The New Mexico Center Foundation raises funds to alleviate non-medical needs for cancer patients. 40 % of each art sale goes to the Foundation and is tax-deductible. Participating artists: Judy Boyd, Cheryl Cathcart, Carol Chamberland, Lisa Chernoff, Joan Fenicle, Carla Forrest, Christian Michael Gallegos, Lyla Garcia, Renée Brainard Gentz, J. Waid Griffin, Russell Hamilton, George H. Hayes III, Elaine Lewis, Pat Marsello, Holly Roberts, Dianna Shomaker, Sally Thomson, Jorge Tristani, Jan Vanderburg, Alice Webb and Ilene Weiss.