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.
2019 ARTScrawl Schedule
Jan. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday
Feb. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb. 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday
March 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 16, Old Town ARTful Saturday
April 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 20, The Heights ARTful Saturday
May 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 18, Route 66 ARTful Saturday
June 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 15, Old Town ARTful Saturday
July 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 20, The Heights ARTful Saturday
Aug. 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 17, Route 66 ARTful Saturday
Sept. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 21, Old Town ARTful Saturday
Oct. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 19, The Heights ARTful Saturday
Nov. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Nov. 16, Route 66 ARTful Saturday
Dec. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December
First Friday ARTScrawl – December 7
An ARTScrawl Event
Gallery with a Cause – NM Cancer Center Foundation
4901 Lang Ave NE – 505.828.3791 – gallerywithacause.org
The Art of Healing, curated by Regina Held, features meditative and uplifting works mainly by artists whose lives have been impacted by cancer. It also features a selection of pieces by local calligraphy society, Escribiente.
Featured Artist Exhibition and Opening 5-8pm
The reception will be held during the annual Old Town Shop and Stroll. The gallery’s featured artists have chosen the theme Turquoise Trail for their reception and month long show. Featured artists; Liz Roberts, clay artist; Erin Rivas, abstract impressionist; and Emily Holcomb, jeweler. Refreshments and music.
Join the gallery in welcoming artists Greta Stockebrand and Gabriela Henner! Henner’s whimsical monsters are guaranteed to delight, and Stockebrand’s bold, vibrant abstracts are beyond breathtaking. Light refreshments.
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery has an exciting 40-member array of art and fine crafts that’s all New Mexican all the time. Come meet the artists and enjoy the gift-giving possibilities. Exhibition runs for the month of December.
Holiday Stroll 5-9pm
It’s Holiday Stroll time in Old Town. There will be lots of entertainment and of course holiday lights. The lighting of the Christmas tree is in Plaza Don Luis at 6pm. Most, if not all, of the gallery artists will be there as well.
For the holidays the gallery is featuring magnificent wall art, beautifully crafted jewelry, vintage Maxfield Parrish prints, nativity art, hand painted ornaments, vintage Mickey Mouse watches, old pawn jewelry, handcrafted Faberge style eggs, metal sculptures and more! Come join the party; meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and some fun surprises.
Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery
Old Town Holiday Stroll Reception 5-9 pm
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in Historic Old Town. Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery will join the festivities during the Old Town Holiday Stroll. Show your Holiday Stroll Button to enjoy a 10% discount on the artist’s spectral luminescent landscape paintings. Proceeds from the buttons will benefit Beds 4 Kidz.
Brad Andersen Guitars
404 San Felipe St. NW. suite A1 (Old Town) – 492.3429 – bradandersenguitars.com
Ring in the holiday with an evening of fine handcrafted guitars at Brad Andersen’s beautiful guitar shop and studio. Enjoy live music by Malcolm Moore and guitar photos done by Jillian Maresco. Refreshments and holiday cheer.
Sumner & Dene
Sumner & Dene is honored to present the panoramic landscapes of Bill Tondreau. Three time Academy Award winner for special effects, Tondreau is known for his large detailed panoramic landscapes of Albuquerque. His film credits include Star Wars, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, and Titanic. The reception is the gallery’s Holiday Party.
Tortuga presents Uplifting: the Art of Children & Community. This unique exhibit is a result of expression and exploration by children and the community who have participated in art workshops through the SMASH Art Bus, a program which gives participants the ability to express their ideas and share stories through art.
Artist Reception 5-7pm
Outpost Members Biennial Exhibition 2018. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of the Outpost Members’ many creative individuals and highlight the collective artistic wealth that exists amongst its diverse audience.
Featured artists Kay Marcotte and Mark Feldman present Rock Solid. Feldman is an award-winning stone sculptor and Marcotte is a landscape painter, they feature artwork of the wild and rugged Southwest. The drama of the natural world stimulates form, composition, and meaning in their evocative work.
For the Eye and the Mind is the gallery’s 36th Invitation Annual Theme Show. It features new work by: Mark Foster, Louis D’Amico, Allen Powell, Charles La Fond, Chris Casey, Linda Holland, Anne Englehardt, Margot Geist, Saul Hoffman, and Julia Lambright. Closes December 28.
ARTScrawl Reception 5-8pm
Featured in the Gallery: Ming Franz, a splash color artist, and Nancy Harris, an assemblage sculpture artist. In the Salon: Holiday Bazaar – Several artists working in mixed media will display a variety of artwork, perfect for holiday gifts!
December ARTful Saturday
An ARTScrawl Event
There is no ARTful Saturday. Look for January ARTful Saturday details for The Heights!
December Special Events
Wild Hearts Gallery
221-B State Highway 165, Placitas – 505.361.2710 – wildheartsgallery-nm.com
Benefit for Casa Rosa Food Bank During Gallery Hours
10% of the gallery’s sales on Friday and Saturday will benefit Casa Rosa Food Bank. Serving hot cider and biscochitos.
2677 Louisiana Blvd. NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com
Artist Reception noon to 5pm
“Hangin’ with the Masters” Ep. 12: The Fragua Family is the next in the series of artist-centric events at Wright’s. These events may include live artist demos, intimate Q & A sessions with artists and a chance to purchase art directly from the artist. Open to the general public, and free to attend.
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