Alena Museum is nonprofit 501(c)3 creative space that houses multi-disciplinary arts and work studios to cultivate the cultural richness of the African Diaspora. In the African language of Tigrinya Alena translates to  “we are here!"  Alena Museum declares that "we are here" by providing access for the African Diaspora to create original work and keep dedicated space for creative expression, in the face of the rapid displacement of these communities as a result of gentrification. We are empowering our community to be active players in this new economy in order to directly  mitigate displacement and marginalization. 


Video from "Black Space Matters" program


Video diving into context of Alena Museums mission

Alena Museum is a collaborative shared working space. We create multi-disciplinary art spaces and collaborative work spaces to root the cultural richness of the African Diaspora in historically black neighborhoods.