Welcome to The Alpha Workshops

Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, The Alpha Workshops is the nation’s first nonprofit organization to provide decorative arts education and employment for adults with visible and invisible disabilities, including HIV/AIDS. The organization was founded in 1995 and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts & Crafts movement. Our award-winning interior products and finishes adorn numerous prestigious spaces, including Saks Fifth Avenue, The Woolworth Tower, Convene, the Polynesian at the POD Hotel, Gotham Hall, and Gracie Mansion. All sales proceeds fund our educational and employment mission.

The Alpha Workshops proudly serves the vulnerable communities of New York City.

Our Products

Wallpapers: Painted Papers



Cabinet | Large

From the Blog


The wait is over: Select Ship papers have arrived!

Project deadline looming? Need a gorgeous custom wallcovering, but can’t spare the long lead time? You asked, and we listened: introducing Select Ship, our new assembly of designer-favorite patterns in three classic colorways. Beautiful handmade wallpapers, in-stock and ready whenever you are. Look for the Select Ship icon! Featured: Horizon | Mother-of-Pearl Horizon | Steel […]

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  The ALPHA MY WAY series spotlights different designers and their experiences teaming up with Alpha to create exactly what they’re looking for. Up next is designer PARIS GRANT and the Venetian plaster she used in a West Village townhouse, read our Q&A with her below. Can you share a project where you worked with the Alpha […]

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Get To Know An Alpha Board Member: Paris Grant

Paris Grant: AW Board member and interior designer extraordinaire! Learn a little more about her below. How long have you been working with Alpha? I had the pleasure of first working with Alpha Workshops back in 2013.  They did an incredible installation of Venetian plaster for the Designer Visions Showhouse I was working on while […]

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