2017 Summer Mural Dedication

Join ALMA for the dedication of our 2017 Summer Mural, “Weaving Our Destiny.” The dedication is free and open to the public, so please join us for this special celebration.

When: Friday, August 18 at 5:30pm
Where: Albuquerque Convention Center, East Building

Open House, Monday 7/10

We are having our annual OPEN HOUSE and FUNDRAISER on Monday, July 10 from 530-730 pm.
Come see our NEW Studio – 1105 4th St NW, 87102, check out the current summer project, have dinner, and buy some art!

$5 Frito Pie Combo
There will be small mosaics for purchase.
All donations will get a tile magnet.
Donations above $50 are tax deductible.

Las Cruces Project

ALMA is excited to announce a new collaboration with the City of Las Cruces Mural Arts Program and the city of Las Cruces to create a new public mural in Las Cruces, NM.

This project will run this summer for 6 weeks from mid-June to end of July.  There will be about 3-5 youth volunteers that will be participating in every step of the process.  It will also combine both handmade ceramic tile mosaic in addition to painted elements.  We will be creating all of our tiles at the Frank O’brien Papen Community Center and then installing the mural at the Armando “Mondy” Castaneda, Parks and Recreation Administration Building.  If you are in the area, come see us!

A big thank you to all have donated to support this program in Las Cruces: City of Las Cruces, McCune Foundation, New Mexico Potter’s and Clay Artist’s Association, Devesthali Family Fund/ Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Links of Life, LLC, Conchita Paz, Claire Shervanick, Imelda Toledo, Phyllis Denton & Carole France.

A detail shot of carving for the Las Cruces ALMA mural. Photo by Keith Scott.


Artist Keith Scott works on the scale drawing for the Las Cruces ALMA mural.
Design and color studies for the mural.


















THANK YOU – Bill Armstrong Grant!

ALMA is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Bill Armstrong Grant! Lead artist Margarita Paz-Pedro will be leading a mural project in collaboration with the City of Las Cruces Mural Arts Program this summer, and the grant is helping to make the project possible. Read more about the project in this article by Jacquita Beddo >.

Thank you, Bill Armstrong Grant!

Video of ALMA Summer 2016

Thank you to our board secretary, Kate Smith, for putting together this wonderful video documenting the 2016 Summer Program! We hope you enjoy seeing our process and learning about the Mayor’s Art Institute!