Historic Old Town Offers Variety

Albuquerque’s historic Old Town is a destination delight

In an Albuquerque Journal article of June 14, 2016, we are told that today’s shopper wants more, authenticity, community, park-like seating areas, more local artisan vendors and merchants …

Does this sound like you? If so you’re in luck, because it describes historic Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico to a tee!

This is one of the sights in Old Town Albuquerque, just across from Amapola Gallery.

Throw in shady Tiguex Park beside our three world-class museums and Old Town offers an experience like no other.

Restaurants and snack bars, a post office that welcomes dogs (woof!), jewelry and clothing, souvenirs and fabulous art galleries — it’s a perfect little gem of an experience.

How do I know? Aside from having worked here and there in Old Town since 1973 (gulp) I am an original member of Amapola Gallery, an all-local artists’ co-operative founded in 1980 and still going strong.

Old Town is a unique and perfect place to spend a day — or three! — with several fine hotels and motels within a block or two. Think of us as a theme park without lines!

While you’re enjoying the experience don’t forget to look us up: Amapola co-op Gallery, 205 Romero, NW, on The Plaza in Albuquerque’s Old Town. Open daily 10-5.

See you there!

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

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