Places to view and buy local art

Places to view and buy local art

Posted on January 5, 2024

New Mexico is a hub for eclectic and unique art that can personalize and enhance your home. It is easy to be inspired at these local shops in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque that curate from local artists. Find gems to create your own masterpiece as you see for yourself how artistry can be expressed in so many ways.


Mariposa Gallery Inc.

 Come and view contemporary craft art at Mariposa Gallery. This place, on historical U.S. Route 66, is the place to view local works and potentially find a unique piece for your home. Exquisite art in a multitude of media, such as jewelry, clay, sculptures and wood, is on display. There are two galleries, which frequently are updated and rotated, making every visit a new one.

Address: 3500 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

20 minutes from Mariposa

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Pricing: $$


Genuine Southwest Art and Gifts

Genuine Southwest Art and Gifts, part of old town Albuquerque in Plaza Hacienda, offers high-quality fine art and gifts with southwestern flair. If you are looking for something that reflects New Mexico, this is the place. It’s also the perfect spot to window shop.

Address: 1919 Old Town Road NW, Suite 2, Albuquerque, N.M. 87104

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pricing: $$


Sukhmani Home

Sukhmani Home is a curated space that has unique pieces of art, textiles, décor and furniture from around the world. Take an afternoon to visit this store filled with pieces from other times but selected with the modern home in mind.

Address: 112 Amherst Drive SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Pricing: $$$


The Next Best Thing To Being There

Here is the spot to find eccentric items. The Next Best Thing to Being There opened with the intention of being a puppet shop and then grew to offer many other unique items that represent the people, places and things you come across while traveling.

Address: 1315 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87104

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesday.

Pricing: $$


Turquoise World

When one thinks of New Mexico the first thought often is beautiful turquoise. At Turquoise World, you get that in an array of unique, hand-crafted turquoise jewelry. Beads and other crafting materials also are stocked and repair on a range of items is available.

 Address: 2933 San Mateo Blvd NE Albuquerque, N.M. 87110

Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-6pm

Pricing: $$


Hanselmann Pottery

Handmade pottery is a treasure to have in your home. Hanselmann Pottery has been handcrafting stoneware to complete your home and table since 1970. Find unique pieces to complete the style of your space or the perfect gift for someone in your life.

 Address: 4908 Corrales Road, Corrales, N.M. 87048

Hours: Open 24/7, operates on the honor system.

Pricing: $$



Stone Mountain Bead Gallery

If you are creative, Stone Mountain Bead Gallery is a destination you do not want to miss. Find works from local artists and unique collections of beads that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Address: 4008 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pricing: $$$


Looking for a new home or custom home site near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a master-planned community just 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully-equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails and abundant open space and endless views at the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at

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