Who We Are

We chose ALMA as our name because, besides being an acronym, it means soul in Spanish. We genuinely pour our heart and soul into our designs and our relationships with all the artists we work with.   We are a creative community that supports and empowers artists of all ages and creates world-class artwork through an apprenticeship model that develops leaders in a diverse and inclusive way.

What We Do

ALMA Summer Institute in Albuquerque, NM creates large scale handmade ceramic tile mosaics using the apprenticeship model.  We believe the murals we create have an extra layer of beauty because of the value of the relationships and skills learned through this process. Throughout the years, we have recruited people from diverse backgrounds who have benefited and contributed to the amazing work done.

ABQ & BEYOND

One of ALMA’s visions is to spread our apprenticeship model and artwork across Albuquerque and beyond!  

News & Events

2018 Mural Dedication

2018 Mural Dedication

Join ALMA for the dedication of our 2018 Summer Mural, “Meditation & Medicine For What Lies Ahead.” The dedication is free and open to the public, so please join us for this special celebration. When: Friday, August 24 at 4:30pm Where: Albuquerque Convention...

2018 WINTER OPEN HOUSE

2018 WINTER OPEN HOUSE

Hello friends, The holidays are here; please come celebrate them with ALMA at our open house on Saturday. If you're looking for a good lunch, some fun gift ideas, a special time with family and friends, or all of the above, please stop by. We will be serving Sergio...

2017 Summer Mural Dedication

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 5:30pmWhere: Albuquerque Convention Center, East Building

Thank you/Muchisimas Gracias to all our apprentices, families, supporters and funders!