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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
5 G Gallery at The Factory on 5th
1715 5th St. – 977.9643 –www.factoryon5.com
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.
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.
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.
901 Edith Blvd. SE – 506.0820 – tortugagallery.org – map
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.
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.
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.
2320 Wisconsin St. NE – 821.2739 – HipStitchABQ.com
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!
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.
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.
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
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
“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.
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