CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a multidisciplinary Latino arts organization based in Phoenix that collaborates with artists and arts organizations to connect Arizona, Mexico and Latin America. We advance our mission through innovative public programming, artist commissions, international residencies, and cultural exchanges that reimagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.

CALA envisions a cultural landscape that values the creative and artistic contributions of Latinos and latinoamericanos, and critically engages their stories in Arizona and throughout the Americas.


Staff & Advisors

Casandra Hernández Faham, Executive Director, CALA Alliance
Curator of CALA Initiatives, ASU Art Museum

Julio César Morales, Curatorial Advisor
Curator, ASU Art Museum

Board of Directors

Ruben Álvarez, Chair
Molera Alvarez

José Cárdenas, Secretary
Arizona State University

Myra Millinger, Treasurer
Myra Millinger and Associates LLC

Camila Alarcón
Gammage & Burnham Attorneys at Law

Gaby Cárdenas
The Colibrí Collective

Margie Emmermann

Maria Camila Englert
Alliance Bank

Laura Franco French
City of Phoenix

Mariko Miller
Arizona Public Service


CALA Alliance is proud to work in partnership with the Arizona State University Art Museum to create arts experiences that engage the complex diversity of Latinx stories in Phoenix and re-imagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.


Thank you to our supporters:

Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation

Margaret T. Morris Foundation

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Salt River Project

Aventura Catering

Arizona Public Service

Gammage & Burnham PLC

Southwest Gas