Tortuga Gallery

A space for community, art and performance.

Open during all events and by appointment.

Please call 505-506-0820 or 505-948-8840

Here's a link to a recent article by New Mexico Homes:

Tortuga Article

 

A Little History

Just after the sign went up in 2013.

Just after the sign went up in 2013.

The building that houses Tortuga was built sometime in the 1880s when the railroad came through Albuquerque.  Its original purpose was a General store for the neighborhood and it has had many functions since then.  According to our neighbors, it has been a cabinet shop, laundromat, a food distribution center and a YMCA. 

 

Hosting a Wide Variety of Events

"My Heart is in the Trees" by Denise Weaver Ross with the 11 foot Albatross taking center stage.

"My Heart is in the Trees" by Denise Weaver Ross with the 11 foot Albatross taking center stage.

We opened the gallery with the idea that we would hold an art show each month and then host events that would invite people in to experience and view the art. 

Here's a list of events hosted at Tortuga:

Poetry readings, poetry slam, kids art show, formal dinner party, many kinds of music, dance recitals, rehearsals, business meetings, conferences, workshops, playshops, community potlucks, film and discussion groups, classes, craft shows, peace rally.

Booking shows

Inside Tortuga, always ready for the next thing.

Inside Tortuga, always ready for the next thing.

Looking at the previous list, what would you like to see happen in this space?  We are open to ideas especially those that bring people together, are respectful of our neighborhood and are fun!  Go to the "Contact" page to see how to get in touch.