HAMTRAMCK NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
October 8th, 2022

The 100th Anniversary Edition


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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

See last years events to get a taste for what you can look forward to...
Organized by ENDING time so if you want to hit them all...start at the top and work your way down.

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7:00 pm
From the Porch and Potluck

11:00 pm

Five acoustic sets on the porch with a fire and potluck in the yard

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Five acoustic sets on the porch with a fire and potluck in the yard
Location
2673 Holmes St Apt 4
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Purple and Grey

cute and crass lo-fi punk band


6:30 pm
Renegade Performance
Looping/indie/experimental music

8:00 pm

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.

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I won’t let you down. My names Raphique and I’ll be playing full songs with a full band sound all by myself under the moniker Shrinq Mountin. It’s very enjoyable and it’s outside. I’ll be looping and incorporating a lot of mixed genres with lyrics I’ve written, I’ve been playing music for nearly two decades and will take you on an atmospheric journey.
Location
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Shrinq Mountin

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”.


6:00 pm
Renegade Performance
LIVE AT HAMTRAMCK DISNEYLAND

7:00 pm

The Honest to God Jug Band will be playing tunes under the influence of Dmytro Szylak.

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Location
12087 Klinger St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Honest to God Jug Band

The Honest to God Jug Band performs traditional American and Balkan folk music.


5:00 pm
Mending to avenge the dead

7:00 pm

Come learn visible mending stitches and add too a large memorial quilt project for South East Michigan

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Description
This is an open outdoor workshop building a collaborative community quilt in SE Michigan to honor the lives of our loved ones lost in the past three years. Participants will learn visible mending stitches and decorate fabric patches to become part of an living installation.
Location
2673 Holmes st
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Sicily Amaris McRaven

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.


11:00 am
Art & Art Supply Moving Sale

6:30 pm

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.

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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.
Location
2255 Faber St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Lynn Blasey

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.


2:00 pm
Open Studio
Open Studio Visit

6:00 pm

Come see what weird image juxtapositions are happening on my easel. What spectacle am I creating in oil paint?

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Come see what state of chaos my studio is in! Seco d floor of hatch, all the way back!
Location
3456 Evaline
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Dawn Smith

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.


12:00 pm
Open studios at Hatch

6:00 pm

Throughout the afternoon, artists who have studio space will open their studios to the public.

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Throughout the afternoon, artists who have studio space will open their studios to the public. The two galleries in the building will be open from noon to 9 pm, and some of the studio renters will be on hand to show their studio practice to visitors in the afternoon. (no specific names and times right now)
Location
3456 Evaline St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Hatch Art Studios

Hatch Art is a grassroots art center that has two galleries and 11 artist studios.


12:00 pm
Open Studio
Open Studio - Mitch Cope

5:00 pm

Open studio of mostly unseen new and selected older works.

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Open studio of new and selected older works.
Location
9342 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Mitch Cope

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.


3:30 pm
Music on Porches
Kinsman Redeemer: Live Folk Performance

4:30 pm

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!

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Who we are: Kinsman Redeemer is a female folk duo based here in Hamtramck. What we’re doing: We will be playing live music 3:30-4:30pm at a backyard porch at 2985 Evaline St, weather permitting! Face the music: Come enjoy some of our original songs as well as covers by Mountain Man, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe, Sufjan Stevens, Ane Brun, and many more! Directions: Come through the side gate to a magical back patio stage, canopied by grape leaves, twinkly lights, and pearl-string grapes cascading down. There is currently construction on Evaline Street. You will still be able to easily access this Evaline house via Joseph Campau. Or if you prefer to avoid construction, you may enter the back yard through the alleyway behind Polish Village Café (Kinsman Redeemer sign will be posted). Accommodations: Grass seating provided via comfy floor cushions and picnic blankets!
Location
2985 Evaline St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Kinsman Redeemer

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!”


1:00 pm
Art Show

4:00 pm

he public is invited to the small gallery at the Ukrainian American Archives & Museum to view the installation of R. Baranyk's artwork.

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The public is invited to the small gallery at the Ukrainian American Archives & Museum to view the installation of R. Baranyk's artwork.
Location
9630 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Roman Baranyk "Seen and Unseen" - a retropspective

Roman Baranyk was born in Ukraine and has lived in Canada and the U.S.A. since 1950.


1:00 pm
Music on Porches
RVDS plays for the Moon @ FILTER Detroit

2:00 pm

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)

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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


Location
12645 Moran Street
Hamtramck
Artist Information
RVDS

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.


11:00 am
Open Studio
Open Singing

1:00 pm

Sing songs with strangers and friends! All ages welcome!

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Join us in learning the traditional songs from Appalachia that form the backbone of our new performance Will You Miss Me? We'll share with you the music and the stories behind the songs in a fun and low key environment. Come as you are - no singing experience or prowess necessary. All ages welcome!
Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
The Hinterlands

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


5:00 pm
Open Studio
Thomas Joseph Kondoff

2:00 am

Open studio with musical performances throughout the day and evening.

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Open studio with musical performances throughout the day and evening.
Location
11833 Jos Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
No Label Audio

No Label Audio is an artist focused recording and performance studio


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