HAMTRAMCK NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
October 8th, 2022
The 100th Anniversary Edition
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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 celebrating our city's centennial and all the history and creativity and community that makes Hamtramck what it is.
Keep checking back for more information, or keep up with us on our social media pages. If you have questions or would like to get involved in the planning shoot us an email at HamtramckNeighborhoodArtsFest@gmail.com.
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.
Check out The UPcoming events
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Five acoustic sets on the porch with a fire and potluck in the yard
cute and crass lo-fi punk band
Come unwind with the festival organizers at HenriettaHaus!
The HNAF is a loosely curated showcase of the artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtramck and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The opening reception for George Rahme. Here the subject is the spark like organic shapes that were taken from factory photos. This one small organic shape in this entire rigid, greasy, stinky, filthy place, and the beauty of something that comes out of it is what attracted him to the process.
George Rahme was born in Lansing, Michigan to Lebanese natives Khalil and Violet. He has exhibited internationally and his work belongs to collections worldwide. He is also largely committed to the field of yoga, Iyengar Yoga Certified Teacher, and is heavily invested in electronic music production.
16 artists in a variety of media showing what they find alluring.
Hatch Art has two galleries and plus artist studios. We are a non-profit organization that facilitates the making and displaying of art for local artists for the past 16 years.
Our event begins with a musical performance by Hamtramck's The Brown Thrasher. Immediately following is a short film program curated by the Our City team. See work made by Hamtramck residents mixed with a few other films chosen for the local stories they represent.
The Our City Series presents a variety of performances and experiences throughout 2022 which explore the culture of our community. Part One: Voices, featured seven performers reciting poetry in the original language. Part Two: Taste, explored culinary memories through personal story telling from women in the neighborhood. Part Three: Sights and Sounds uses film and music to inspire understanding.
Shrinq Mountin is a solo act with a full band sound and will be playing live looped music from scratch. Every sound is created in front of the audience and is rhythmically challenging for the composer.
Shrinq Mountin is one person live producing full songs from scratch. With roughly 17 years of music making, each show is a new experience as there are currently no samples used, everything is created live and looped when necessary. Instruments regularly heard are drum, synth, keyboard, guitar, oud, voice, bass, and more. Shrinq is currently working on a sophomore album entitled “Emergence”.
Thumb through prints & book custom pieces
Kaitlin paints custom pieces from her home studio in Hamtramck, Detroit. Her goal is to create gallery quality pieces accessible to all. Inspired by the nooks & crannies of this great town- as captured in her “Places” prints.
The Honest to God Jug Band will be playing tunes under the influence of Dmytro Szylak.
The Honest to God Jug Band performs traditional American and Balkan folk music.
Come learn visible mending stitches and add too a large memorial quilt project for South East Michigan
Sicily Amaris McRaven is a fibers and drawing installation artist, community arts facilitator, and activist working to move the conversation forward in her own right, on radical sobriety, social-behavioral/communication-based health, and art as social practice.
Embedded in the dance music culture of Detroit, Rebecca will have her unique design work on display and for sale at Detroit Threads. From pop-art style Detroit stickers to vinyl records, you can shop from her reminders of your favorite places, events and music in the city.
Rebecca Goldberg is an electronic music producer, DJ, live performer and graphic designer from Detroit.
Prints and original drawings on display for sale and perusal
Marcus Merritt is an artist who makes and sells drawings and prints from his home in Hamtramck. He teaches creative writing at EMU in Ypsilanti, and posts drawings and photography on twitter @mrxmrt
Join Sydney as she demonstrates the ancient art of spinning yarn using spindles & spinning wheels and chat about the virtues of slow fashion & natural materials in a world driven by consumerism and instant gratification. Feeling bold? She'll have equipment for visitors to try out as well.
Sydney is an all-over fiber artist, librarian, lifelong 313 resident, and member-owner of the Book Suey co-op. Her love of fibers began as child, hit the backburner, and was reignited tenfold as an adult. One thing led to another and she now enjoys cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving, sewing, mending, and trying out new fiber arts.
Uta's pop up studio and gallery on Jos Campau !
Multidisciplinary artist New York and Detroit, paintings, drawings, sculptural work, murals
Lynn is a commission costume designer, creator, and art collector - she is moving and wants to share her excess supplies (and art!) with you! Swing by for some great deals and lots of freebies.
Lynn is a commission costume designer whose work can be seen at Theatre Bizarre, burlesque shows, in the local wrestling scene as well as on private clients at various costume parties/events. Lynn also uses mixed media collage work to process life and emotions that cannot be expressed with words. As an avid art collector, she looks for pieces that speak to her soul.
Come see what weird image juxtapositions are happening on my easel. What spectacle am I creating in oil paint?
Dawn Smith is a modern surrealist painter and Tattooist. She is focused on creating a body of paintings in the modern surrealist genre. Dawn opened and currently operates Harlequin Tattoo in Hamtramck. She maintains a vibrant art studio practice at H.A.T.C.H. Her work discusses psychology, society, femininity and the nature of human emotional reality.
Throughout the afternoon, artists who have studio space will open their studios to the public.
Hatch Art is a grassroots art center that has two galleries and 11 artist studios.
“Weird, horrific, obscure” and “unsettling” are just a few words that people have used to describe my work. I will be showcasing my multimedia work, including sculptures and 2D art I have created over the years.
I’m 20 and from metro Detroit! I enjoy multimedia arts including painting, sculpture, screen printing, ceramics, and digital art. I lean towards the weird and obscure forms of style, including surrealism and maximalism. I typically make faces or humanoid figures because the importance of using them to communicate in our everyday lives has always interested me. A lot of my work is symmetrical.
You’ll find us just past Bumbo’s. There will be food, sculpture, and live funk & folk music (Dave Morrison, P.O.F., & Silas Bruner) in the backyard and all kinds of art from multiple artists (Katie Crawford, Dave Ploof, Emily Wood, Dave Morrison & Silas) upstairs!
Paintings, projections, sculpture, and melodies!
Showcasing Henna Artistry from the South Asian Subcontinent. Stop by to celebrate this art form and its organic process, and sith with an artist to have some henna done!
Traditional South East Asian Jewelry and Henna Designs
NEW PAINTINGS by EMILY WOOD!
I make paintings (plein-air and in-studio), nearly all Hamtramck-themed, so you may have seen me around town drawing or painting. I also make ceramics, draw a comic series about life in H'town and (shamelessly) leave them everywhere. When I have time, I also take pictures, sew, quilt, embroider, hook rugs, design fabric, make costumes and a bunch of other stuff, too!
Open studio of mostly unseen new and selected older works.
Mitch Cope, b 1973 is a studio artist working mainly in large scale 2D as well as video and sculpture and architectural design. Mitch has worked collaboratively with the Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop, Design 99 and Power House Productions. He has won the Kresge Arts Fellowship, a Creative Capital Award and Juried Award from Art Prize. He currently lives and works in Hamtramck, MI.
Open Studio at Popps Emporium featuring paintings by Faina Lerman
Faina Lerman (b. Riga, Latvia) Is a visual and performing artist based in Hamtramck. She has a BFA from CCS. Her work has been exhibited and performed in both solo and group shows locally and nationally and her performance art duo, Tzarinas of the Plane, was named as a 2015 Kresge Visual Art Fellow. She is the mother of two and the co-founder and Executive Director of Popps Packing.
Open studio with Faina Lerman and Graem Whyte. For the first time since opening Popps Packing in 2009, Graem Whyte (Sculptor) and Faina Lerman (Painter) will share their own works (new, old, and in progress) through out the Popps Packing compound.
Graem Whyte is an artist based in Hamtramck, MI. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and fuses sculpture, architecture, installation and relational art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and was a 2021 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the arts venue Popps Packing,
Curated art show by Disco Walls. Artist Clifton Crockatt first gallery showing.
Clifton’s artwork is primarily done on wrapped canvas with acrylic inks applied with a ‘Dip Pen’ circa 1850’s technology. Occasional use of acrylics paints compliment some of his paintings. His original artwork is professionally digitized to offer archival quality replications (Giclee) on both wrapped canvas and fine art papers.
Kinsman Redeemer is a female folk duo based in Hamtramck. Come to a magical back garden stage canopied under grape vines and fairy lights for an afternoon of musical whimsy and killer harmonies. Enjoy our original songs as well as covers by Chelsea Wolfe, Warpaint, Sufjan Stevens, and many more!
What do you get when you mix two siren flower hippies with some forest twigs & also a kazoo? Kinsman Redeemer, that’s what. The soul-singing, hula-swinging Tessa joins her pilgrim sister Charis in a musical match that can only be described as crunchy & delicious. Says one fan, “I came to listen to angelic folk harmonies, but I left with granola in my pockets. I still don’t know how it got there!”
The public is invited to the small gallery at the Ukrainian American Archives & Museum to view the installation of R. Baranyk's artwork.
Roman Baranyk was born in Ukraine and has lived in Canada and the U.S.A. since 1950.
Peruse Mike Ross's new paintings while listening to a live DJ and enjoying snacks and drinks!
Mike Ross's latest series of work plays with shape, color and pattern, and the way these three elements bounce off of each other, relate to each other and the ways in which they influence the way the viewer observes and relates to the piece. Ross is a painter and muralist working out of 333 Midland Studios in Highland Park and has been exhibiting work locally and nationally for the past ten years.
Along with photographs of events in Ukraine, a photo montage "Michigan Stands with Ukraine" features people and organizations who have worked to support Ukraine through humanitarian efforts.
Bring the whole family! StoryTime is an eclectic mix of stories, songs, jokes and skits that fits to entertain everyone. There'll be plenty of silliness, surprises and good stuff to think about, as always. Come gather 'round!
Phil Leslie is a local public school teacher and storyteller who believes in the necessity of sharing stories out loud. He has been performing some iteration of the StoryTime variety hour for 9 years in Hamtramck after honing his chops around the campfires of northern Michigan and Wisconsin.
Smushbox Art pop up shop with spooky and cute prints, stickers and original art!
Smushbox Art creates contemporary pop surrealism pieces using imagery from dreams, a dark sense of humor and a love for all things esoteric. Acrylic and watercolor pieces made with bright saturated colors that combine a classical painting style with a cartoon aesthetic.
Ceramic Jack-o-Lantern luminary drop-in
Are you tired of carving jack-o-lanterns, to have them rot only weeks-or even days later!? Make a jack-o-lantern luminary out of clay that will last for ETERNITY!
Free to participate, suggested donation 5-20 dollars to fire. We will glaze it orange for you and you can come pick it up before Halloween.
Our honor-system pottery sales gallery will also be in our yard to check out!
Ceramics School is a community art school and artist residency program located in Hamtramck, MI. Our classes, memberships, residencies, studio access, and public programs offer a safe, supportive, critical, and communal platform for art making and education.
RVDS from Hamburg (D), resident of the Golden Pudel Club, will play a concert on the porch @ FILTER Detroit with a choice of little electronic instruments. There'll be some cosmic sounds with jazz influenced passages next to deep beats. It will be a tribute to the moon (https://soundcloud.com/rvds)
RVDS from Hamburg (Germany), resident of the Golden Pudel Club, will play a concert on the porch at FILTER Detroit with a choice of little electronic instruments. There'll be some cosmic sounds with jazz influenced passages next to deep beats. It will be a tribute to the moon https://rvdsrvds.bandcamp.com/, https://soundcloud.com/rvds
The concert starts at 1pm till 2pm, second set at 5pm.
The porch is located in the back of the FILTER Detroit garden. Please enter the garden from the side lot between 12645 Moran Street and Play House. RVDS is the current research resident of FILTER Detroit. https://www.filterdetroit.org
RVDS aka Richard von der Schulenburg is a luminary out in Hamburg (Germany), who produces and DJs as RVDS. Whoever had the chance to listen to his sets at the legendary Golden Pudel Club knows where his magical charming sound comes from. With his releases for own label “It’s", BureauB, Uncanny Valley, etc. he already created a tiny fanhood of moonaddicts and dreamers all around the globe.
Festival headquarters-come by to see samples of work from artists in the fest and for information and maps. Grab a coffee while you’re here!
For festival information and map pickup, stop by Oloman Cafe to see the HNAF organizers. We'll be displaying a collection of works from artists participating in the year's festival, including the original piece from our poster artist, Kaitlin Noelle. If you donated to the patronicity, come pick up your swag! Limited number of 2022 festival t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Come early and grab a coffee from Oloman while you’re at it!
The HNAF is a loosely curated showcase of the artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtramck and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Sing songs with strangers and friends! All ages welcome!
The Hinterlands creates performances and public events equal parts playful and surreal. Through an ongoing physical and vocal practice that undergirds our collaborative process and catapults across disciplines and contexts, our work pushes into the unknown parts of personal and collective history with fearless physicality and a sense of humor. thehinterlands.org
We are sorry to announce this event has been cancelled. Please follow Public Pool for any updates on Lisa's show.
3309 Caniff Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Lisa Poszywak is a Detroit based artist, musician, and educator. She graduated with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in 2009. Since then she’s been working primarily in painting and exhibiting them both locally and nationally. Since 2011, she’s played music and made records as one half of the post-punk duo, Rogue Satellites.
Open studio with musical performances throughout the day and evening.
No Label Audio is an artist focused recording and performance studio
Live loud n noisy electronic solo powerhouse performance by bBomit. Also showcasing her maximal paintings (booartbiz.com)
weird electronic music producer /performer and painter from Canada, just moved to the neighborhood!