Alpha Bruton attended California State University of Fresno, and Fresno City College, and completed her studies in Liberal Arts in 1984. She transferred to California State University of Sacramento in 1984, where she completed her degree work in Art Education with an emphasis in Studio Art; she finished the Teachers Credential Program in 1990. She was recruited by Celebration Arts as Director of the Visual Arts Program, and in 1993 was an Administrative Fellow at the California Arts Council.
In 1994 she was hired by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission as the Arts Education and Outreach Coordinator. In 1999 she relocated to Chicago Illinois, she completed her studies in the Masters of Art in Administration Program at the School of the Art Institute in May of 2001. Formal training in studio art, art education, dance production, theater arts, and art gallery management gives Bruton the foundation to manage art educations programs. Currently she is an artist and art consultant for An Art Consulting Limited Partnership, and Chief Curator for the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network.
As an art consultant, she has developed and implemented art projects in schools, and art organizations. She has rendered services for private, government arts agencies, and municipalities.
Visual arts, installation arts, and arts gallery management