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3456 Evaline Street
Hamtramck, Mi 48212

HATCH is a grassroots collective of artists from Hamtramck and the greater Detroit area. It exists to support, grow and promote local art and artists.



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Whitdel Arts x Hatch Art
May 13th – 27th, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13th, 7-10pm

May 20th and May 27th, open noon to 6 pm

Whitdel Arts is still kickin’ it, collaborating with galleries throughout the Detroit area. Their first stop is Hatch Art in Hamtramck, where they will present “8-Bit.”

Ever since Pong took the world by storm, video games have been a rapidly growing and evolving art form. Earlier videogames, limited by the technology of the time forced designers to think of new ways of rendering figures. However as the technology evolved so did the art form, with modern games limited only by the imagination of the developer. “8-Bit” examines this evolution through the lens of visual art and how style, technology and art interact and influence one another, channeling inspiration from “retro” technology into art.

Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, May 13th.

A week before the “8-Bit” reception, on May 6th, Whitdel Arts and Hatch Art will be having a fundraising event, “Natural Art Enhancement.” All funds raised wlll be used to continue Whitdel Arts programming. See more info about that event here:

This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. For more information, please email

Art in the Park: Seeking artists & volunteers!

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The City of Hamtramck is hosting its annual Art in the Park event in on Friday, May 19th.  We are seeking volunteers to host arts and crafts tables and volunteers to oversee children’s activities at the event.  Last year was the first year of the event and there was a tremendous response from the community.  This year we believe it will be even bigger and better! 
We are hoping that you will encourage staff to engage student groups to set up a table for their organization.  Some may wish to display student art, sponsor a refreshment table with items for sale, or even sponsor an arts & craft table with a “kid-friendly make and take” project. 
Art in the Park will take place at Zussman Park (across from City Hall) on May 19, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  This is a free, family friendly event that aims to bring the community together, showcase local artists, and promote entrepreneurship. 
Interested parties should complete the attached application and return it to,, or drop it off at the City Clerk’s office by April 13, 2017. 

Natural Art Enhancement: Fundraiser for Whitdel Arts

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Silent Auction | Custom Draws | Screen Printing

May 6th, 7pm @ Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St., Hamtramck

Join us at Hatch Art for a night of food, drink and natural art enhancement! Raised funds will go towards continuing Whitdel Arts' programming.

Silent Auction featuring work by:
Jide Aje
Kia Arriaga
Thomas Bell
Jeffrey Bowman
Austen James Brady
Michael Garguilo
Heavenly Dogs
Ryan Brady Herberholz
Jim Hittinger
Alvaro Jurado
Deb Kashdan
KA Letts
Tisch Mikhail Lewis
Trevor Long
Julia Mauri
Nicole Richards
Lauren Satlowski
Stephen William Schudlich
Jack O. Summers
Ana Vazquez

Custom Draws featuring artists:
Jennifer Belair
Emilio Cardiel
Daniel Cicchelli
Sophie Eisner
Dominic Gianetti
Brach Goodman
Nick Pizana
Dino Valdez

For the rest of May following this event, Whitdel Arts will present the "8-Bit" exhibition at Hatch Art. See the event page here:

Drinks provided by Fancy Drinks. Treats provided by Ameyalli Mexican Treats. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please email

Hatchback 11, April 1 -April 29, 2017

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Hatch's annual juried exhibition, featuring 54 artists and 60 art works. Treena Flannery Ericson served as jurist this year, choosing from over 300 entries. 

Opening Reception - Saturday, April 1 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Saturday Artist Talks @ 2PM -  April 8, 22 & 29

This year's artists include:

Jide Aje
Linda Allen
Emilie Beadle
Jennifer Belair
Craig Billings
Alyssa Bogdan
Steve Boni
Jef Bourgeau
Jackie Brooks
Loralei R. Byatt
Jeff Cancelosi
Gregory Carr
Nina Caruso
Chris Charron
Robbie Aaron Collis
Donald Cronkhite
Joe Culver
Ann Marie Curley

Ian Decker
Caroline Del Giudice
Melissa Dettloff
Edward Duff
Kim Fay
Roy Feldman
Jen Fitzpatrick
Harah Frost
Seamus Gallagher
Heather Gardner
Megan Grierson
David Hardin
Claudia Hershman
Melanie Hilliard
Rosemarie Hughes
Matthew Kay
Kirsten Lund
Alex Matthews

Brant McLean
Andrew Morawski
Thomas R. Morris
Sean Nader
Carly Neves
Benjamin Nowak
Teresa Petersen
Laura Reed
Nicole Richards
Kela Robinson
Erin K. Schmidt
Manal Shoukair
Ann Smith
Tricia Soderberg
Barbara Tozier
Timothy Wells
Wendy Wernet
John Wood

Now Through April @ Cafe 1923

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Ann Marie Curley

Colorful silk dye resist banners, inspired by stories from Inuit culture and the book of Exodus, as well as by Michigan nature.

Café 1923
2287 Holbrook
Hamtramck, MI

Weekdays 7 am - 9 pm,  Weekends 10 am - 7 pm

Call for entries!

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Whitdel Arts x Hatch Present: 8-Bit

Whitdel Arts is currently accepting submissions for "8-Bit." Ever since Pong took the world by storm, video games have been a rapidly growing and evolving art form. Earlier videogames, limited by the technology of the time forced designers to think of new ways of rendering figures. However as the technology evolved so did the art form, with modern games limited only by the imagination of the developer. "8-Bit" examines this evolution through the lens of visual art and how style, technology and art interact and influence one another, channeling inspiration from “retro” technology into art. This exhibition will be held at Hatch Arts in Hamtramck, MI in May 2017.

Submission deadline is April 17th at 11:59am.
View the entire call here for all requirements!:

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Kathyrose Pizzo: After A Thousand Mornings

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Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6 To 10pm
Gallery Hours:
Saturday, March 11th, 1-6pm (ARTIST TALK @ 2:00pm)
Saturday, March 18th, 1-6pm
Saturday, March 25th, 1-6pm

Hatch Gallery, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Wood-construction sculpture.

Halena Fisher: Positives

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Now through March 11.

Reception Friday, February 17, 6-8pm

Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, Michigan.

Weekdays 7 am - 9 pm,  Weekends 10 am - 7 pm

The photographs included in this exhibitions are all of women in Halena's life. The point of this body of work was to capture the essence of her friends in a way that they felt most comfortable, a way to bring out the most convivial part of themselves.

Ali Lapetina: A Home Abroad

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Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6 To 10pm
Gallery Hours:
Saturday, February 11th, 1-6pm
Saturday, February 18th, 1-6pm
Saturday, January 25th, 1-6pm 

ARTIST TALK: Saturday February 25, at 2pm.

3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

ARTIST STATEMENT: “A Home Abroad” (Detroit, 2013-2016) explores a family’s journey immigrating to a post industrial city in America after living in the rural landscape of Sylhet in Bangladesh. The family moved into Detroit’s neighborhood of resettled Bengali immigrants with hopes to find job opportunity, proper medical treatment and education. 

BIOGRAPHY: Ali Lapetina is a photographer and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work explores stories of transition - focusing on immigrant and refugee integration and longtime residents living within a post-industrial city. Ali graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2013 with a BFA in Photography and a minor in Advertising Design. She is the founder of Women of Banglatown, an all women’s community space offering free art activities for young girls and income generating activities for Bengali women in Detroit. Ali has been commissioned by National Geographic, New York Times, and Le Monde among others. |

More Blue Than Red: encaustics and paintings by Nina Caruso

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Cafe 1923 Coffeehouse, 2287 Holbrook St, 48212 Hamtramck, MI

Reception Friday, January 13 from 7pm to 9pm, featuring live music by Robert Ize.

Nina Caruso is a Detroit based artist creating work at her studio space at Hatch Art in Hamtramck. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from Oakland University and shares her love of art with Detroit's future artists by teaching elementary art at a local school district.

Her work spans many mediums but her primary focus has been abstract encaustic and oil painting as well as mixed medium sculpture, and has most recently been exhibited at the Scarab Club in both the Silver Metal and Gold Metal Exhibitions.

The paintings included in this exhibition are a collection of acrylic, encaustic, and oil on canvas. These works are representative of a process that often consists of repetitive adding and removing layers until imagery reveals itself, creating a space for the viewer to enter into a calming or meditative state if even for a moments time, revealing the transformative power of art.

Ryan Standfest: Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness

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Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6 To 10pm. 

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, January 14th, 1-6pm
Saturday, January 21st, 1-6pm
Saturday, January 28th, 1-6pm (artist talk at 2pm)

3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

"Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness" is an exhibition of printed works by artist Ryan Standfest.

ARTIST STATEMENT: "Navigating an environment of startling contradictions, I am motivated to construct work that reflects an interest in structural collapse and the impossibility of certainty. Perceiving the world as a series of absurd situations, I construct narratives establishing an equally absurd causality. The meaning I manufacture is knowingly held in place by the flimsiest of scaffolds, serving as gags or little black jokes that acknowledge a more profound irrationality. My artistic philosophy relies on humor in confronting uncertainty, and reflects an enthusiasm for “lower” forms of “disposable” print ephemera such as comic books and comic strips, tabloid newspapers, postcards, catalogs, manuals and advertisements, because of their ability to function as a suitable device for investigating the absurd and the satirical. Through the use of text and image, I pursue the Absurd as a purposeful exercise in futility, in which meaning is assembled using procedure and ceremony, within a greater framework of indeterminacy."

Ryan Standfest is a Detroit artist. He is the editor and publisher of ROTLAND PRESS, presenting publications of humor and despair, and founded the performance group Cabaret BLACK EYE, a hybrid of vaudeville and Absurdist theatrical tendencies. He is also a curator, assembling exhibitions that focus on different forms of humor in the visual arts. Standfest holds an MFA in Printmaking from The University of Iowa. He is currently a Lecturer in the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an instructor at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit. 

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Michael McGillis: A Shortcut Through the Sun

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Dec. 10 - Dec. 31

Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 to 10pm. 

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, December 17th, 1-6pm
Saturday, December 24th, 1-6pm
Saturday, December 31st, 1-6pm

3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Hatch happily presents "A Shortcut Through the Sun", installation, video and sculptural work by Michael McGillis. 

In Michael's words: "My drivers have always been landscape, the memories we associate with places, and the careening state of the natural world…it seems these are where the needle of my thought process always returns to center. Whereas the default state of my working process is to set up collisions between unrelated objects and materials, and synthesize worlds that exist briefly, like the unstable Elements created in a supercollider. 

I’m not interested in providing answers, or even complete sentences. I’m interested in what we think we see when the lights are dim, or that moment when we squint at familiar things and they briefly shift into something else."

Craig Billings: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Tolerance

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Opening Reception Saturday, November 5, 6-10pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, November 12th, 1-6pm
Saturday, November 19th, 1-6pm (Art Talk At 2pm)
Saturday, November 26th, 1-6pm

3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

How can humanity search for better ways to live together in a dangerous, complicated, chaotic world? The artwork of Craig Billings, which includes repurposed items, assemblage, and collage in a bright, colorful way, explores many issues facing our world today. In this politically-charged month, this work encourages honest discussion in the hopes of finding understanding.

Dawn Cooke: Clown Baby

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October 2 - 29
Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, Michigan.
Reception: Saturday, October 8, 7-9 P.M.

Hatch Art presents “Clown Baby,” a collection of oil paintings by Dawn Cooke of some local clowns and cute baby animals.

Dawn Cooke is an American artist, painter, illustrator and tattooer. Her work is about mark making, the study of symbolism and human emotion.

There is No I in Hamtramck

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Opening Reception Saturday, October 1, 6-10pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, October 14th, 1-6pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 1-6pm (Art Talk at 2pm)
Saturday, October 29th, 1-6pm
3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Hamtramck is a uniquely strange and wonderful city, nestled within the loving arms of Detroit. Twelve artists are exhibiting work that show their equally unique views of this place.

Sanda Cook
Jeff Fournier
Jessica Frelinghuysen
Matt Hunt
Laura Macintyre
Luke MacGilvray
Robert Piatek
Mariuca Rofick
Clinton Snider
Dmytro Szylak
Carl Wilson
Emily Wood

This is a Happy Place: Hamtramck Disneyland in Photographs

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This is a Happy Place: Hamtramck Disneyland in Photographs
New work by Christopher Schneider
August 9 -31
Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, Michigan.

Chris Schneider is dispalying a collection of photographs of Hamtramck Disneyland at Cafe 1923 in Hamtramck for the month of August. Proceeds go towards Hatch Art's campaign to restore Hamtramck Disneyland! Buy these great works by Aug. 20th and your contribution will be added to the Patronicity campaign and will be DOUBLED!

For more information and to donate to the campaign please visit

Every Fart is a Work of Art

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Opening reception August 6th, 6-10pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, August 13th, 12-6pm
Saturday, August 20th, 12-6pm
Saturday, August 27th, 12-6pm

Hatch Art is pleased to announce a "Every Fart is a Work of Art" curated show by Katherine Montalto! The fart show is an art show dedicated to the funniest bodily function. It’s one of the few simple gifts of life that waste gas produced by our bodies, comes out of our butts with a little trumpet sound. Humankind has always found fart jokes funny. They appear in ancient scrolls, medieval books, and carved into stone.

All forms of media: illustration, collage, painting, sculpture and photography by artists:

Rachael Podlisecki
Shruti Nain
Rachel Bourgault
Ren Fracture
Alana Lorin Carlson
MIke Kelly