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.

2017 ARTScrawl Schedule

 

Jan. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Jan. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

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

March 3, Citywide ARTScrawl
March 18, Old Town ARTful Saturday

April 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
April 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

May 5, Citywide ARTScrawl
May 20, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

June 2, Citywide ARTScrawl
June 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

 

July 7, Citywide ARTScrawl
July 15, The Heights ARTful Saturday

Aug. 4, Citywide ARTScrawl
Aug. 19, Route 66 ARTful Saturday

Sept. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
Sept. 16, Old Town ARTful Saturday

Oct. 6, Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct. 21, The Heights ARTful Saturday

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

Dec. 1, Citywide ARTScrawl
No ARTful Saturday in December


First Friday ARTScrawl – March 3

An ARTScrawl Event


The Heights

 

art glass

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.commap

Opening Reception 5-8pm

Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents European Mid-Century Modern Art Glass. Colorful creations from the likes of Sweden’s Per Olof-Strom‘s curvaceous cased vase to the bulbous, refractory bowl of the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Svoboda will be featured. Runs through April 6.

 

pottery

Weyrich Gallery

Weyrich Gallery

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

Artist Reception 5-8:30pm

Weyrich presents Honoring Mother Earth II with new work by artists Michael Billie, Mixed Media Painting and Jarrett West, Clay. Michael Billie’s sister said of these works, “This takes me back to our elders, they wrap what they valued and what is sacred in a bundle and kept it close for protection and guidance.” Jarrett West combines architectural scale with his ceramic skills and experience. His larger works seem to emerge from the earth, rather than resting atop the ground or the floor. Show closes March 31.

 

The Gallery ABQ

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

Reception 5-8 pm

Presenting City Tales with featured artists Andy Kozeliski, Photography and Jean Porter, Oil Painting. Refreshments. Show runs through March 31.

Nob Hill

 

Matrix Fine Art

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

Featured Artist’s Reception 5-8pm

Matrix presents Land Sky Inbetween. Richard Hample merges the real and unreal in photo collage encaustic. Marc Sherson paints the light and landscape of southern Utah. Refreshments will be served.

Downtown

 

abstract painting in blues

Tortuga Gallery

Tortuga Gallery

901 Edith Blvd. SE –  506-0820 – tortugagallery.org – map

Opening Reception 6-9pm

Tortuga presents Through Their Eyes: 12 Women Artists a collaborative exhibit of the Luna Project including Ruth Cohen, Lauri Dickinson, Mary Dornacker, Cate Eaves, Nance Elsinger, Marta Light, Joani Murphy, Margy O’Brien, Nancy Rutland, Phyllis Benia Salazar, Kris Thacher, and Alice Webb.

landscape painting

Concetta D Gallery

Concetta D Gallery

20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.commap

Spring Open House and Group Show 5-8pm

New works by gallery artists: Robert Kuester, Jeff Otis, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Michael Natale, Richard Sedlack, Andy Eccleshall, Grace Schlesier, Piao Xue Cheng, Anderson Giles, Joseph Barbieri, Zhang Wen Xin, and others.

figure painting in oranges and greys

Sumner & Dene

Sumner & Dene

517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap

Reception 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene is honored to present the 2017 Figure Show featuring figurative work by Mark Horst, Reg Loving, Angus Macpherson, David Snow, Phil Hulebak, Frank McCulloch, Ray Wiger, and David Zaintz with special guest artist Santiago Perez. Perez is a painter of colorful and dramatic Surrealistic-fantasy paintings filled with his own imaginary world full of fantastic characters, horses, creatures, and castles.  

still life flowers in mostly monochrome

516 ARTS

516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.orgmap

ARTSCrawl 5-8pm

516 ARTS presents Paper Visions, a solo exhibition in the upstairs gallery by Karsten Creightney. Featured concurrently in the downstairs gallery is the UNM Graduate Art Exhibition juried by Candice Hopkins titled, We are in mysterious contact with the powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle.  

 

OFFCenter Community Arts Project

808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.orgmap

Artist Reception 5-8pm

Focusing on a year of “Art and Activism”, the gallery’s first show is THE REFUGEE BLANKET PROJECT. Artists created 9″ x 9″ art panels using various media. In acknowledging the Safety Pin Project, safety pins will assemble the “blanket”. Come view the amazing range of individual panels made by the community of artists.

Old Town

 

Yucca Art Gallery

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

Opening 5-8pm

In March Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the onset of spring with a special exhibit by Featured Artists Sally Bryant, Liz Roberts, and Linda Reyes-Alicea. Ms. Bryant is a watercolor painter, Ms. Roberts is a ceramic artist, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea is a jeweler. Light refreshments.

sculptures of bulls

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Join the gallery for an evening of art, warmth, and wellness. This month, welcome The Old Barrel Tea Company and their delightful offerings. Come out and see all of the new work the artists have to offer and enjoy a cup and some great conversation!

 

Amapola Gallery

205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

Amapola presents Knots on the Cutting Edge featuring Sara Carley’s beautiful cut paper and Marge Farmer-Page’s interesting macrame and fabulous quilts.

painting of outer space

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

The gallery is proud to announce a reception for the newest gallery member, Dwight Talley. He will make a presentation on his deep space astro photography at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served.

painting of lobster and plate still life

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

Warren Fine Art & Collectibles

328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.commap

ARTScrawl 5-8pm

The gallery is pleased to have award-winning watercolor artist Ana Sharma featured this month. Her wonderful work shows off her great skill and artistic vision, both in watercolor and pen and ink. In addition, the gallery’s tribute to Maxfield Parrish continues with a large exhibit of vintage prints and rare books. Please come by for Champagne, Hors d’Oeuvres and door prizes!


Old Town Artful Saturday – March 18

An ARTScrawl Event


 

painting of outer space

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery

303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.commap

ARTful Saturday 3-5pm

Gallery member Kent Winchester will give an illustrated non-partisan talk on “Fine art photography of the nude in the time of Donald Trump” at 4pm. Light refreshments.

 

 

collage painting of strong women

Ghostwolf Gallery

Ghostwolf Gallery

2043 South Plaza St. NW – 246-9653 – ghostwolf.gallerymap

ARTFUL Saturday 1-4pm

Join the gallery for the opening of Women’s Work, an exhibit celebrating Women and Creativity.  A reception for the gallery’s guest artists will run from 2-4pm.

 

 

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

ARTful Saturday 1-6pm
The gallery presents a show of visual art works from Women’s co-ops in Turkey and Nepal and the works of several local female artists. More information is available on the Women and Creativity website: womenandcreativity.org.


March Special Events


MARCH 4

 

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center

1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap

Community Celebration / Opening Reception 5-8pm

Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open artist’s studios, hands-on art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages. Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community; this year, the event focuses on art and culture as means of reflection, translation and understanding. Exhibitions run through March 30.

MARCH 11

 

The Next Best Thing to Being There

1315 Mountain Rd NW – 433.3204 – beingthereabq.commap

Women and Creativity Event 10am-6pm
Show of visual art works from Women’s co-ops in Turkey and Nepal and the works of several local female artists. There will be other events on Mountain Road Saturday in celebration of Women and Creativity month. More information is available on the Women and Creativity website: womenandcreativity.org.