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Art in Albuquerque Brochure-The brochure includes profiles on 31 of our member galleries and images from the galleries. This brochure was made possible thanks to our gallery members and a generous grant from the New Mexico Department of Tourism.

Art in the School-AABA has also been involved in special projects such as the exhibition of work by  young artists in the “Art in the School” program; juried shows of work by APS high school students in galleries along Central Avenue.

ARTScrawl-The Albuquerque Arts Business Association (AABA) has presented Artscrawl tours by district every third Friday since 1990. In 2005, AABA introduced First Friday Artscrawl, a citywide gallery tour. Both events offer exhibit openings, receptions, demonstrations and special events.

Classes-classes have been periodically offered at UNM Continuing Education for people who are interested in learning more about art but don’t want to go gallery hopping alone. The courses provide an overview of Albuquerque’s art venues, festivals, public events, and centers for learning with guest speakers and a guided field trip/tour utilizing the monthly Artscrawl event.

Emerging Creatives-The Emerging Creatives Juried Exhibition and Professional Development Program serves local artists and designers who are establishing their creative pursuits as their careers. Emerging Creatives is presented in partnership by Harwood Art Center and Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA.)

Local Treasures-Each year in September AABA honors local artists who represent our diverse art scene and who give back to their community.

Membership-Galleries and other art-related businesses are cordially invited to apply for participating membership in the Albuquerque Art Business Association .

Patrons-Our Patrons are individuals and organizations that support us in a variety of ways but are not members.

ARTScrawl was featured on KRQE!

A fun video that captures the joy of a night of gallery-hopping during ARTScrawl and shares a bit of the event’s history. Also, you get to hear the musical accompaniment of Albuquerque’s crazy-cool
Le Chat Lunatique.
(First and Third Fridays have changed to First Fridays and Third Saturdays, we’re always evolving!)

Colgate Craig and Dianna Shomaker talk Framing Concepts Gallery, 2014 Local Treasures, and art on The Morning Brew.

Nan Masland, Spring Griffin, and Therese Evangel discuss the ARTScrawl and the BernCo participation in September 2014 on The Morning Brew.