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 – January 5

An ARTScrawl Event

The Heights


image of a lion

The Gallery ABQ

The Gallery ABQ

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The Gallery ABQ features New Mexico artists. In the Salon; The Gallery ABQ Masterworks Awardees – Ruth Andrews-Vreeland, Russ Ball and Chris Cook. Show runs through January 31, 2018.


fiber art piece with horses in a landscape

Hip Stitch

Hip Stitch

2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Meet Debbie Jones, whose Fabric Decollage is an original technique that’s a cross between collage and decoupage. Each decollage is one-of-a-kind. Once the fabrics are glued in layers, the finished artwork is then placed in a large press that applies high pressure and heat to flatten and bond it to a sturdy, acid-free surface. Other works include silk painting, ice dyeing, quilting and silk fusion. Light refreshments.



art glass bowl

Palette Fine Art

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

Palette presents Old School featuring Art Glass by Václav Kuželka. Václav Kuželka is one of two living artists to continue using a very difficult and obscure (circa 1770s) glass staining technique. He precisely cuts patterns into the varying color intensities on the glass surfaces of his striking vases.



abstract painting in reds and blues

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8:30pm

Weyrich present Reflections, new work by Marta Light, Mary Carroll Nelson, and Hilda Appel Volkin. Marta Light’s works explore music, places visited, felt, and remembered. Mary Carroll Nelson is entranced by the multidimensional nature of the world we experience. Hilda Appel Volkin works in dichroic film together with formed plexiglass sculpture.



abstract work in black and muted colors

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

Open House 5-8pm

516 ARTS presents 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. Using repurposed scrap building materials, Hofmann uses harmony and lyricism to build tension and interest with surprising and unexpected results.



image of flowers and women in a vase

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Opening Reception 6-8pm

The works in When Life Became Floral reflect Zahra Marwan’s recent loss of her father and the devastation she felt afterwards. Using a combination of carved & painted wooden forms, aged metal, found objects and various bits, Bill Skrips conveys narrative in his sculptural work in Path Through The Forest.



landscape painting with houses

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene announces New Year New Work with new works by Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, David Snow, David Zaintz and Mary Moore Bailey plus two new artists to the stable: watercolorist Carol Carpenter and landscape painter Jennifer Cavan, known for her New Mexico landscapes and architecture.

Old Town


Yucca Art Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

In January Yucca Art Gallery will present its featured Artist Exhibition with Sandra Quinlan; Mixed Media Artist, Sharon Patrick; Gourd Artist, and Ric La Ban; Jeweler. Light refreshments will be served and the artists will discuss their work. Yucca Art Gallery is also the home of 40 additional local artists working in a wide range of mediums and styles.


Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

Artists Reception 4-7pm

In Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic, fall under the spell of two gifted artists; fiber artist Annette Galvano and ceramic sculptor K.D. Fullerton. Their display at Amapola Gallery is on view through January.


Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

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

Reception 5-8pm

The Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery is proud to announce the recent addition of three new photographers to the gallery. Come meet Kelly Haller, Christopher Sandberg and John Simmons and view their exciting work. Light refreshments.



painting of water towers over city buildings

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery continues to feature its new brilliant artist, George H. Hayes III. His paintings are fanciful and imaginative and very reasonably priced. The gallery is showing a wide range of fine art and crafts from its 30+ local artists, many of whom are offering discounts for the month of January. Please come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and some surprises!



surreal painting of a creature and an instrument

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

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

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Ghostwolf presents Resolve, Evolve. New Year’s Resolutions don’t have to just focus on the negative. They can be about renewal, forward movement, personal evolution, and transcendence. This month, the artists present a group show centered on these themes. An informal discussion regarding participants artistic directions will be an integral part of the evening. Light refreshments.

Route 66 Artful Saturday – January 20

An ARTScrawl Event


landscape painting with houses

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap


Sumner & Dene is proud to announce its 2018 kick-off exhibit New Year New Work featuring two new artists to the gallery;  watercolorist Carol Carpenter, known for her hollyhocks, and landscape painter Jennifer Cavan, known for her vibrant New Mexico landscapes and architecture. It’s the gallery’s first group show of the 2018 calendar with new works by Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, David Snow, David Zaintz and Mary Moore Bailey.

January Special Events


non representational painting in all the colors

New Mexico Cancer Center

Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation

4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org

Walk and Talk 6-7:30pm

A free and entertaining gallery walk with curator Regina Held and some of the participating artists. This exhibition is very close to home for the Cancer Center since it mainly showcases artists who have survived cancer and those who have been impacted by cancer in their family. Learn about techniques, the artists, the NM art scene, and the stories behind the work.