Albuquerque Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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Thanks for checking out this post on all things art in Albuquerque. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will be discussed in detail right here.

We might as well begin by diving into the best Albuquerque Art Galleries and Museums where you can see some of the finest exhibitions and collections in the region. Next up we will mention the best art stores near you for those who need to stock up on supplies and materials.

The top shows and events are something many of you will definitely be interested in. There are some nice statues and sculptures around town that you might pass by if you take an art walking tour in your area.

Albuquerque art classes and lessons will need to get their own section and there are plenty of classes for both kids and adults that are available. Some of our more experienced readers may not need any lessons so we will tell you where you can find local art studios for rent as well.

Framing shops, dealers, and appraisers will also be how we wrap everything up. We have written about towns around the Southwest many times before.

Best Art Galleries & Museums In Albuquerque

If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Albuquerque you can go to:

Albuquerque Museum has an incredible 10,000 works of art, 35,000 historical objects, and more than 130,000 items in their photo archives. They also have a wide range of art classes for all ages.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum Permanent is home to over 3,000 artworks from around the world and is always adding more. They also offer a robust schedule of local educational programs and lessons for children, families, and adults of all ages.

Outpost Artspace has a popular first Friday Artscrawl held every first of the month. The Harwood Art Center has apprenticeship programs and art classes for kids and adults. They also rent out art studio space in your area, have after school programs for elementary students, and hold their Encompass Event the first Saturday in March starting at 5pm.

Amapola Gallery has 1,500 pieces of unique New Mexico creativity on display.

Materials & Supplies Near You

There are quite a few stores to buy art supplies and materials in your area like:

Artisan Santa Fe has a ridiculous amount of quality art supplies. They also offer free figure drawing sessions every Wednesday and have in-store art classes as well as workshops.

Shows & Events

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Some of the best local shows and events held here are:

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival are held in March, October, and November. The Albuquerque Art Crawl is a citywide event held monthly on the first Friday.

The Abq Artwalk is an independent arts organization which has monthly self-guided tours in downtown Albuquerque that encourage all to explore the essence of New Mexico. And don’t forget about the Harwood Art Center and their Encompass Event on the first Saturday in March starting at 5pm.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

Sometimes you may want to add a new piece to your collection or find out how much a piece is worth and you can do so at art dealers and appraisers near you like:

Concetta D Gallery Offers can help you with estate sales, artwork appraisals, and restoration services. Arthaus66 Contemporary Gallery and Amapola Gallery from our main best art near you list also sell art.

Walking Tours

If you are reading this on a sunny day why not go on an art walking tour in your area:

Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District it is a designated area of 30 blocks where you can see all kinds of creative things. We keep mentioning it but theĀ  Artscrawl is held on the first Friday of the month, and the Abq Artwalk is held monthly.

Sculptures & Statues

You can also find some really interesting statues and sculptures around Abq like:

  • Auto Hawk Sculpture at 398 1st St SW
  • Giant Rattlesnake in Median at 4500 University Blvd SE
  • Desert Blooms at 184 Osuna Rd NW
  • Don Francisco Cuervo Y Valdes on Rio Grande Blvd

Auto Hawk Sculpture was put up in 2017 and created by Christopher Fennell. It is located near the Kimo Theatre and the American International Rattlesnake Museum.

The Giant Rattlesnake was created by George Radnovich and completed in 2007.

Albuquerque Art Classes

Whether you are looking for classes for kids or adults you can find them here. Some of the best Albuquerque art schools and classes can be found at:

New Mexico Art League has local classes and workshops for adults and teens with all levels of experience. Art Attack offers classes for all ages including private and night lessons.

Carla Forrest Fine Art Studio & Gallery can also do private lessons and hasĀ  workshop for adults. Albuquerque Museum and Harwood Art Center from our main list also give art lessons.

Plus you look at our art supplies list you will see Artisan Santa Fe and New Mexico Clay and they both do classes.

Studios For Rent Near You

Those of you who are ready to start a big project can find art studios near you like:

Harwood Art Center also rents out studios.


When you need art framing in Albuquerque you can head to:

High Desert Art & Frame offers photo scanning and restoration as well as other services. Renaissance Fine Framing has the largest selection of custom frame molding in your area of New Mexico.

Frame City & Gallery does oil painting cleaning, restoration, as well as hanging service. Hobby Lobby, Joann and Michaels from our art supplies list also do framing.

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Have Fun Enjoying the Albuquerque Art Scene

Well guys, we tried to cover the full Abq art scene to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers near you.

If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own local tips and tricks in the comments, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.

Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Albuquerque!

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