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.

2016 ARTScrawl Schedule

Jan. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Feb. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 14, Old Town Sweetheart Stoll

March 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday

April 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

May 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 21, Old Town ARTful Saturday

June 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 18, The Heights ARTful Saturday

July 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Aug. 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 20, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Sept. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 17, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Oct. 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 15, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Nov. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 19, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Dec. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December

First Friday ARTScrawl – July 1

An ARTScrawl Event

Old Town

Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
All three new artists will be available to discuss their aesthetic and techniques. Sarah Sadler specializes in magical hand-built sculptural forms in clay, Ramond Pena presents his dazzling abstract paintings in oil, and Tim Burns will exhibit his signature abstract designs on aluminum. Refreshments are served.

Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Artist Robyn Wellman captures the colorful style of scenes Along the Roads of New Mexico with landscapes, flowers, mission churches, old trucks and so much more! This show runs through July 31 which will also be the final day that Essence Gallery will be open. Thank you so much for your support and patronage.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Lindsay Waite will host and feature photos from her recent bicycle trip from Albuquerque to Baltimore to highlight reentry programs for the formerly incarcerated that prepare them for living successfully, reducing crime, preventing future victims and saving tax money. Light refreshments.

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap
Reception 4-7pm
Functional potter Sandra Moench and acrylic painter Rebecca Olesen present July’s exhibit, Down to Earth, Flying High. Moench uses glazes colored with iron, copper, and cobalt and Olesen showcases the energy of the southwestern landscape.

painting of a bird

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery
2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Images can tell stories through time and space, much like music and poetry. In July, the gallery features artist David Pinney whose lyrical work illustrates the usage of progressive digital techniques. Pinney will present a brief talk at 6:30pm. Light refreshments.

Purple Sage Gallery

Purple Sage Gallery

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Featured artist Lee MacLeod presents Corridors of Time which will be on display through July 31.

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Austin Marland is 25 and an artist who has been creating fine crafted wood turned functional pieces since he was 17. Genuine Southwest is delighted to feature his work in July. Marland’s art includes cutting boards, rolling pins, scoops, bottle stoppers and more.


OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
OFFCenter presents an exhibit by local artist Sacred Geometry. See how pattern and fractals find their way into art.

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Is it a building…is it a window seal…is it a barn…it’s the 2016 Sumner & Dene Architecture Show. This unique show features the gallery’s stable of artists creating images with an architectural theme.

CFA Downtown Gallery

CFA Downtown Gallery

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
ARTScrawl 6-8pm
The Experimental Art & Technology area of the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico will present an exhibition of electronically generated art, electricity can kill you. The show will present work of Faculty and graduate MFA students.

The Heights

The Gallery ABQ
Hoffmantown, 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
Reception 5-8 pm
Presenting Expressions in Gems and Fused Glass with featured artists Sandra Baca, jewelry artist and Darlene Moore, fused glass. Artist Insight talk at 6 pm by Darlene Moore. In the Salon: Looking Forward and Back, Ilena Grayson. Refreshments will be served.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artist Reception and Talk 5-8:30pm
Lost and Found in Translation juxtaposes two artists’ works. Meredith McPherson expresses the ancient ideals of Zen through contemporary Chinese and Japanese calligraphy. Harriette Tsosie exhibits encaustic and mixed media scrolls, incorporating McPherson’s finishing techniques in the non-encaustic work.


Palette Contemporary

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap
Opening Reception 5-8pm
North Dakotan Paul Harrie’s artistry is influenced by childhood memories of the snow-covered landscape and clear icy light of winter in this far northern clime. Harrie draws on his extensive knowledge of cane and murrini glass.

Route 66 Artful Saturday, July 16

An ARTScrawl Event


Blue Lily Atelier
3209 Silver Ave. SE – 263.6675 – bluelilyatelier.commap
Artful Saturday 2-4 pm
Experience the art of Asian marbling known as Suminagashi – “floating ink”. At the Artist Demo, 2:30-3pm, Ming Franz will demonstrate marbling using Sumi-e ink, brush, rice paper and chopsticks. The beautiful patterns can stand alone or be enhanced into animal or landscape paintings.

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
ARTful Saturday 1-4pm
In conjunction with the Route 66 Summerfest, a celebration of music, food, and fun along the “Mother Road” in Historic Nob Hill, TAG Gallery will be open with some of the gallery artists demonstrating their art for this special summertime celebration.

July Special Events

July 2


new grounds

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.commap
Reception 4-6pm
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, the July exhibition, features an array of artists from the Southwest and Mexico—providing a colorful, lively and inventive approach to printmaking. A unique suite of 30 commissioned works on paper were created by printmakers living in the “Desert Triangle”; a culturally unique region spanning Tucson, El Paso (including Juarez and Las Cruces), and Albuquerque. The “Desert Triangle” represents the hottest, driest stretch of flyover country and the main object of this carpeta (print collection) is to exhibit fresh, exciting work both in and outside the Southwest, reminding the world that there is art in the desert.

July 9


Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Hands On “Mark Your Mark” 1-3pm
Artists will be showing people how we make our marks and inviting the audience to make marks. Supplies will be available for the audience to play. People will be able to take home what they create.