Hamtramck Fest Takes Art Back To The Streets

Hamtramck’s lively and homegrown arts scene will be on display during the annual Neighborhood Arts Festival on Saturday Oct. 20. The one-day event is a loosely-curated showcase of artists, writers and musicians who live in the city.

It will include over 20 locations and feature an art crawl, music on porches and a Hamtramck performance showcase.

Artists Toby Millman and Andrew Thompson have come together to produce a joint exhibit entitled “From Here on Out” at the 2739 Edwin Gallery. Vincent Troia will be showing work at Popps Packing and the Hatch Arts Collective will hold a member show at their gallery. Festivalgoers can also gawk at an amazing backyard sculpture creation known as “Hamtramck Disneyland,” created by local artist Dmytro Szylak.

The purpose of the festival, according to its facebook page, “is to activate the city’s indigenous talent and create a walkable, neighborhood-scale, art experience on porches, in houses, on sidewalks and storefronts.

A map and schedule for the festival can be picked up on the day from participating locations like Public Pool, 3309 Caniff or 2739 Edwin.

A schedule and list of locations is also available online.

We’ve rounded up our top ten art documentaries: from an eerie portrait of Woodman’s short life, to Vik Muniz’ trash heap tour of Brazil. The best news? All these babies are streamable on Netflix. So log in to your account, or hack into your roommate’s or something, and press play!


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