Enjoy an Artists Cooperative Gallery in Old Town ABQ
Perhaps you saw the delightful profile of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on CBS’s Sunday Morning on September fourth this year. The biggest, the brightest, the most magical … that’s the one. You’re hooked! Or you were hooked years ago and we have you back.
Now, the balloons are up and away, you’ve gotten your breakfast burrito and coffee, perhaps browsed the various vendor booths lining the field, and …
…it’s only 9 or 10 in the morning.
Time to enjoy another unique and colorful New Mexico treasure, Old Town!
If you’re driving it’s an easy hop : I-25 south to I-40 west to the Rio Grande exit. Or turn west (right) onto Alameda, south (left) onto 2nd street to Mountain Road and west on Mountain to Old Town. It’ll take you longer but you’ll experience part of our South Valley.
Now you’re in historic Old Town, with our shady Plaza, beautiful, serene church, museums (art, natural history, science) and — Amapola Gallery!
Amapola is a true artists’ co-operative, run by and for the artists ourselves, with no middleman (or -woman) between you and us. During Fiesta we are staffed by three or four member artists, so you will meet a bunch of creative, occasionally eccentric, New Mexican artists every visit.
Like Balloon Fiesta we are a great and entertaining experience, a visual souvenir that, who knows, may result in a 3-D souvenir as well. Our works are as tempting and affordable as they are absolutely local. The quality is inflated, not the prices! (And tht ain’t hot air!)
So there you have it : Balloon Fiesta to Old Town to Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in historic Romero House. 205 Romero, N.W.
Open 10-5 daily.
Float on in!
I like to play with words almost as much as I love playing with paint, stone, ink … Lucky me to have a blog outlet with my gallery since 1980, Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery. -Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer