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

Nov. 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Dec.1, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December


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 – December 1

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town and the North Valley


non representational painting in all the colors

New Mexico Cancer Center

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE -828.3791 – GalleryWithACause.org

Opening Reception 5:30-8:30pm

This exhibition mainly showcases artists who have survived cancer and those who have been impacted by cancer in their family. 40% of all sales directly benefit non-medical needs of cancer patients. Awards ceremony: 8pm during the reception.

red lilies and butterflies on a blue background

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery welcomes George H. Hayes III. His paintings are fanciful and imaginative in stunning detail. The gallery is also exhibiting an eclectic selection of fine art from its 30+ local artists and a wide range of vintage collectibles-some perfect gifts for the holiday season. Please come and enjoy light refreshments, along with some surprises.

luminarias on adobe walls

Albuquerque Photographers Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

Holiday Stroll 5-9pm

Come enjoy the Old Town Holiday Stroll from 5-9pm. The lighting of the Christmas Tree in Plaza Don Luis is at 6:15. Most of the gallery artists will be on hand to discuss photography and their work.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

All Member Show 5-9pm

This show will feature the work of over forty local artist members of Amapola Gallery. It will begin on the day of the Old Town Holiday Stroll and continue through the month of December.

cow skull in a top hat with holly on a background of poinsettia petals

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

It’s a Holiday Hullabaloo! Holiday Stroll is upon us and the gallery will have fabulous food, laudable libations, new works, small works, and groovy gifts. They’ll throw in some door prizes and discounts to boot! Come celebrate!


Yucca Art Gallery

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

Exhibition Opening 5-8pm

Yucca presents a Featured Artist exhibition by Fran Krukar; watercolor painter, Camille Argeanas; wire-art artist, and Rick LaBan; jeweler. The artists will be present at the exhibition opening to discuss their work and interests and offer demonstrations. Light refreshments.



painting of warriors and a skeleton on horses holding a flaming sword and a scythe

5 G Gallery at The Factory on 5th

5 G Gallery at The Factory on 5th

1715 5th St. – 977.9643 –www.factoryon5.com

Reception 5-8pm

Apocalyptic Mysticism features new works by Zach Meyer, Julius L. Meyer, Carol Case Caldwell, James Cline, and Donna Meyer AKA Los Loco’s Artistas’ de Burque. Musical Performance by Jessy Montoya and Alexander Meyer.

sculpture lit in many colors

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

516 ARTS presents the opening reception for, In the Balance, a large-scale installation by Karl Hofmann. This solo project transforms the front windows and entrance space of 516 ARTS to create a monumental, intricate and playful sculptural environment that utilizes form, color, and light.

panoramic landscape of the river and mountains

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Artists Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present Bill Tondreau Panoramic Photographs. A three time Academy Award Winner for Special Effects, Tondreau developed the software photostitching which enables him to create 8 foot detailed panoramic images of the Sandias and Albuquerque landscape.

painting of a landscape with a fence

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506.0820 – tortugagallery.orgmap

Friend of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair Opening 6-9pm

The Friend of Tortuga Creative Arts Fair opens during the ARTScrawl and will continue throughout the weekend. Twenty local artists will display their creative works which are perfect for gifts. Raffle, light snacks, and good community.

Nob Hill


macro photograph of flowers in front of a blue sky


GYROTONIC® Albuquerque

312 Adams St SE – 639.4961 – gyrotonicabq.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

MENAGERIE – Photographs by Charles Garcia is a photographic journey forty-five years in the making. Hosted by Gyrotonic ABQ – the next generation of movement arts for life, rehab & performance – to bring local movement & art communities together.


Matrix Fine Art

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

Gallery Artists’ Reception & Holiday Show 5-9 pm

Join the MATRIX group of fine artists for their Holiday Show. You’ll find large and small original art and affordable prints in many sizes for all your gift giving needs. Refreshments will be served.

The Heights


black fabric with red and green chiles

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Local artists and crafters present the finest in hand made gift to help with your holiday shopping. From little items to stuff a stocking to works of art to adorn their (or your) abode. You’ll find something unique and one of a kind for the one of a kind people on your holiday shopping list. Enter the raffle December 1, 5-8pm to December 2 9-4pm and win a handmade quilt!

felt frog on a branch

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

Reception 5-8pm

Featured in the Gallery; hand-blocked felt hats and fiber art by Karen Hepburn and mixed media paintings by Judi Foster. In the Salon; Looking Deep: Inspired by Nature, abstract works by J A Fitzgerald and Eve Munson.

sculpture in yellow and green

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

The Imaginative Way is Weyrich’s 35th Invitation Annual Theme Show. New Work by: Jen Lesea Ames; Jewelry, Nancy Berg; Mixed Media, John Davis; Sculpture, Suzanne Marshall; Non-Objective Painting and Prints, Kristin Parrott; Stone Carving, Robbie Ruhaak; Acrylic Painted Panels, and Carol C. Sanchez; Mezzotint.

fused glass piece in red and black

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm, Artists Talk

Rock, Paper, Scissors, GLASS features artwork by Sarah Nelson. Her kilnformed glass pieces are inspired by the nature of things she sees on Earth (Rock), her writings, drawings, and photographs about those things (Paper), and her unique way of self editing (Scissors) what works she finally creates in GLASS.

December Artful Saturday

An ARTScrawl Event

There is no ARTful Saturday in December.

Come back in January for the Route 66 ARTful Saturday listings!

December Special Events



Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

Harwood Art Center’s 11th Annual 12×12 Exhibition & Fundraiser

An exquisite evening of live music by Los Metamorfos, tasty treats from your favorite local restaurants and original works by over 250 amazing artists of all ages. We hope you’ll come by  for a fundraising celebration featuring:

6”x6” works by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori ($36 each)

12“x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)

PRELUDE larger works by notable New Mexico artists (prices vary)

Exhibition Runs: December 2 – 8, 2017



OFFCenter Community Arts Project

808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap

“Holiday Bazaar” OFFCenter Artist Xmas Fair 5:30-8:30pm

The annual Holiday Bazaar will feature twelve OFFCenter artists who will be selling a variety of art and holiday merchandise. It is a great time to shop for a special handmade and unique gift for someone special. The Art Gallery with its 100+ local artist  will also be open and the Creativity Shop (Thrift Store) with all kinds of art and craft materials and books will also be open.