With compelling exhibitions and a curated selection of art, antiques and more, new gallery and retail space ALMA Art & Interiors is an exciting addition to the city’s design scene.
Architectural Anarchy chairs sit by an Adrian Leverkuhn series and a light fixture by Lucy Slivinski
Home to vibrant cultural destinations like the Bridgeport Art Center and Zhou B Art Center, the South Side’s Bridgeport neighborhood is a vibrant hub for the city’s artist community. The district’s latest addition? ALMA Art & Interiors. ALMA, meaning “spirit,” in Spanish, offers guests an exploration of art in a sprawling 9,000 square foot space housing contemporary artworks and a vast selection of antiques and vintage finds from across the globe. “ALMA offers a distinct experience that resembles visiting an art collector’s home filled with exceptional artwork and unique furniture,” says co-owner Kimberly Oliva. “The aim is to create an atmosphere where guests feel welcomed and immersed in an environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and inviting. This personal touch sets ALMA apart, providing a more intimate and curated experience compared to traditional gallery spaces.”
Amanda Gentry’s 10-piece “Holding Space” installed on the wall
On view through Sept. 1 are two exhibitions that sum up the gallery’s aesthetic: Raw and Fragile by Amanda Gentry and Nathaniel Patschke discovers new ways of working with raw materials from the natural environment, while with Prisoners of Fate, Vanessa Navarrete explores the various states of human consciousness witnessed in society today via a combination of paint and mixed media works. “Don’t miss the chance to delve into the captivating and contemplative art showcased in these exhibits, as they provide a renewed connection with the elemental and offer insights into the human experience,” Oliva says. “[They] provide a unique opportunity for guests to not only get to know the artists but also catch a glimpse of themselves.” 3636 S. Iron St.
Guests stand around pottery by Zachary Weber