Art holds a very important role in Southwest culture, which is why you’ll find dozens of art galleries throughout Albuquerque. If you foster a deep appreciation for the world of art, then you’ve come to the right place! The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is very lucky to be positioned within walking distance to some of Albuquerque’s best art galleries. This means you won’t have to travel far to enjoy the rich art culture and creativity of our region. Just to get you started, here are some of our favorite Albuquerque art galleries in Old Town.
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5 Albuquerque art galleries in Old Town that you’ll love
Albuquerque Photographers Gallery
The Albuquerque Photographers Gallery is a stunning visual display of everything that makes New Mexico unique. From sweeping landscapes and geographic features to centuries-old buildings and studies of local residents, you can find a representation the state and its people in one place.
Amapola Gallery is the home to over 40 talented New Mexican artists. With that many different talents in one place, it’s no wonder there is so much to see in the gallery! Whether you’re a lover of photography, pottery, fabric arts, or woodwork, you’ll find it all! It’s an ideal spot to find gifts and souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else.
This unique gallery specializes in traditional Native American pottery! The artists of Gallery 8 use authentic patterns and colors used by the tribes that once occupied the Southwest to create stunning pieces that you won’t be able to resist. As you explore the gallery, you’ll also discover a variety of Native American artifacts and gemstones, including the iconic turquoise.
This colorful gallery by artist Johnny Salas is very popular among tourists, and for good reason. Most of his art reflects the Mexican culture, especially the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Visitors from all over flock to Santisima to explore his finely crafted shadow boxes, Day of the Dead art, and intricate drawings.
Romero Street Gallery
At over 10,000 square feet of beautiful art, Romero Street Gallery is one of the largest galleries in New Mexico! With so much space to cover, you’re sure to find a piece you’ll want to take home with you! When you find something you love, you’ll also receive a brief education about the artist and the creation of that particular piece. That way, you can truly appreciate the work that went into your chosen masterpiece.
discover a world of creativity during your stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town
After exploring the Albuquerque art galleries in Old Town, return to the Bottger Mansion for some well-deserved rest! Our historic bed & breakfast provides comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality. You’ll also enjoy a warm, delicious breakfast served first thing in the morning to start your day off right. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful haven in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!
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