Amapola Co-op Gallery ABQ Balloon Destination
Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta is a long-standing wonderment, what with a field of more than 600 balloons this year, mass ascensions, special shapes rodeo, key grab, races–Wow! Wondrous though it is, it is largely an early-morning event. Ah, Fiesta goers think, now what?
Fear not! The answer is Amapola Co-op Gallery, an Albuquerque balloon destination! Amapola Gallery is a 40-member artists cooperative on the Plaza in Old Town. After you grab a bracing cup of coffee or refreshing frozen yogurt in the downstairs of historic Romero House, (205 Romero NW) make your own mass ascension to our co-op upstairs.
Sure, we have collector-quality painting, photos, glass, wood, stone carvings and much more–and that’s not hot air! But we also have an enormous treasure trove of lower- and mid-priced gifts and souvenirs, all made right here in New Mexico!
Traveling in an RV with no room to spare? We have minis as small as a couple inches square to ornament that tiny corner. Larger items can be shipped, matted work tucked into a suitcase. And surely you need a special “thank you” for your local host or hostess! Trust me, absolutely local beats made in China–or even Arizona–balloons down. We even carry balloon-themed items from most of our artist-members.
Do yourselves a real favor. When the balloons come down, it’s your time to soar to Old Town and Amapola Gallery. We’re open 10-5 every day.
Call (505) 242-4311 for more information and enthusiastic directions to Amapola Co-op Gallery, an Albuquerque balloon destination!
After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer