Formed in April 2006, Hatch is the brainchild of Hatch president Christopher Schneider and Erik Tungate, Hamtramck’s former Director of Community & Economic Development. They saw a need for an artist community that would promote Hamtramck in a positive way. Artists could pool their resources to challenge each other and reach out to the greater community. In March of 2007, we "Hatched!" with our first juried exhibition.
In the time since then, Hatch has kept a full calendar with continuous group, solo and juried exhibitions at Cafe 1923
, artist critiques, drawing events by the Dr. Sketchy division, monthly community education workshops, Jamdown in Hamtown concerts, as well as this online presence.
Hatch has participated in numerous festivals including People's Art Festival, Art Detroit Now, Dally in the Alley, Shadow Art Fair, Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Hamtramck Bazaar.
We currently have over 50 members and over 300 mailing list subscribers. (and growing!) Our members are architects, professional & emerging artists, cartoonists, photographers, painters, students, teachers, art enthusiasts and sculptors.
Approximately a third of our members are Hamtramck residents, and membership reaches as far as Florida.
We are now working on converting the former Hamtramck Police Station into exhibition and studio space, further expanding our objective.
We meet at 4 p.m. Sundays (Monthly) at Cafe 1923 on Holbrook in Hamtramck. Check the Hatch Calendar for exact dates.
Hatch Launch Party, March, 2007
Photos of Hatch events on Flickr
Hatch social networking on FaceBook