HAMTRAMCK NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
October 9th, 2021
The BACK TO LIFE Special Edition
About THE Festival
Instead of an impersonal mega-event, HNAF was created to offer a humble way to engage with artists on a more intimate level. Last year we had to cancel...for reasons.
This year, we are Back, To, Life...Back, To, Reality.
We always get a slow start, so keep checking back for more information, or shoot us an email at HamtramckNeighborhoodArtsFest@gmail.com.
Also, if you are an artist in the area and already know what you want to do, please fill out the sign-up form! Deadline to be included on our printed maps is October 1st!
The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Fest is a loosely curated showcase of artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival takes place annually the second weekend in October.
Our goal is to activate the city’s indigenous talent and create a walkable, neighborhood-scale, art experience on porches, in houses, on sidewalks and storefronts.
This Year's Events
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Alice V Schneider open studio.
Stop by my studio, and see my process. I will be featuring Linocut Print making. although my artwork is not limited to just that. Show up early to learn the process, and for a donation, you can print your own from my available blocks.
Alice V Schneider is an artist, curator and gallerist in Hamtramck, MI.
MegaZine Unveiling - Sentience Oceanic Issue No. 1
Enter. Find there, upon a table, the singular copy of Abe and Ian’s Sentience Oceanic No. 1. Nearby, a figure playing musical instruments and wearing white buckskin shoes, their head replaced by a large papier-mâché sculpture of a brain, represents the vanguard of The Muse Collective Consciousness. You will be integrated.
Together, Ian and Abe are a multimedia art project that at one time presented itself, (with the help of others) as a band that nobody ever saw. Now they make singular, hand-made copies of novels that present themselves as MegaZines, (oversized, hardcover magazines.) Abe transmits the content from a future not our own into Ian by way of a pair of white buckskin shoes, and Ian does the rest.
Historical Hamtramck Art
The museum will present an eclectic assortment of art works donated by businesses and persons. It's a fascinating and unique mix of professional and amateur works, some with significant historical significance. All the works will be put in context to understand their provenance and significance.
On display will be an eclectic assortment of art woks assembled by the Hamtramck Historical Museum, including paintings, sculpture and more.
Handwoven & hand dyed yard sign sculptures installed in their natural habitat - the front yard (and maybe the alley too)!
Kit Parks is a weaver, writer, and performer based in Hamtramck, MI. They are figuring out what it means to live and make art in a late capitalist society in the midst of a climate crisis, grappling with themes of power and violence, gender, and human impact on the environment. In their spare time, they like to write tongue twisters, admire trees, and knit while watching bad tv.
Putting together a list of local DJ's
Various Detroit DJ's and a Live Painter
Feel the Fall with Tony Paris & The Sugarburn
A down home Hamtramck act if there ever was one offering up a glimpse into their home base of operations and playing you their new album of witchy hits. Free fall treats and maybe even some street meat. Come on baby let's ball it up!
We started somewhere in the old bakery part of Baker Streetcar Bar where the ghosts go down the rattling rails to ball fields of lost little league and Turkey Stearns. Or maybe it was in that past Casmere flat to the sounds of motorbikes drag racing, church chimes, and train veins whistling reminders of what once was. Call to Prayer! Getting colder? We'll bring you that sweet heat.
"Deities" : Ten New Paintings by Mike Ross
Ten new abstract paintings that attempt to signify the spirit of their titular namesakes: scientists, lovers of nature, studiers of animals and humankind, explorers and musicians; people who make the world a better place through their curiosity and dedication and their actions.
Mike Ross studied art and anthropology at Oakland University, graduating in 2003. He currently lives and works in the Detroit area; since 2014 he has been painting out of 333 Midland Studios in Highland Park, Michigan (a city within the city of Detroit).
Honest to God Jug Band Live
Join us in the backyard and view the 'Ant Party' mural by Milan Fliipec up close and personal. Peruse or purchase the visual art of David Morrison and soak up the sounds of the Honest to God Jug Band.
The Honest to God Jug Band performs traditional American folk music.
Skok w Bok
Skok w Bok (one night only) is an eclectic mix of Bumbo Krawczyk’s current paintings. This event is a cash and carry, meaning you can take the painting home with you.
Brian Krawczyk, also known as Bumbo, is a painter, musician, and sometimes reluctant chef residing in Detroit, MI. Of Eastern European descent, his heritage has influenced his creative accomplishments. Musical endeavors include Piranhas, Druid Perfume, Smelly Tongues and Bumbo’s Tinto Brass Band.
Open Studio and Surprise Performances
Open Studio and Surprise Performances
Independent recording studio.