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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.


Troublemaker- Artwork by Taurus Burns

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 Pictured- detail of “Touched” Oil on Wood, 48” diameter, 2018

Pictured- detail of “Touched”
Oil on Wood, 48” diameter, 2018

The opening reception for an exhibit of new artwork that examines guns, the shooting of unarmed black men, racism, role models, American history and identity.

The gallery will be open every Saturday in May from 12pm-6pm.
There will be an artist's talk Saturday, May 19th at 2pm.

Hatchlings Children's Classes: May 2018!

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Hatchlings Community Art Studio provides community based art classes in Hamtramck, Michigan.
All children are welcome.
Instructors: Emily Finan & Nina Caruso

2-Day Paper Mache Workshop, $30
Tuesday 5/15 and 5/22, 6-7pm
Design an animal sculpture with paper mache.
Drop In Thursdays 4-7pm (1 hour suggested), $10
5/3: Symmetry Bugs
5/10: Create-A-Creature
5/17: Paper Weaving
5/25: Printmaking Explorations
5/31:Watercolor Explorations

Please contact us to organize a custom workshop for children or adults!  


Hatchback 12: April 7 – April 28, 2018

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Opening Reception April 7, 6:00pm — 10:00pm
Hatch Art Gallery, 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck, MI

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, noon-6pm
Artist Talks weekly at 2:00pm

Hatchback 12 is Hatch Art's annual juried exhibition for all media. This year, Lauren Semivan served as jurist, selecting 43 artists to show over 50 artworks from a pool of over 400. This group includes well-known artists as well as many who are showing their work for the first time. Here is the complete list:
‘jide Aje
Jennifer Belair
Tiffany Bolk
Gail Borowski
Jan Brown
Doug Cannell
Alana Carlson
John Cates
Rachel DeBoard
Ian Decker
Maria Elliott
Alison Franco
Robby Gall
Lorena Ganser
Michael Garguilo
Nina Goebel
Claudia Hershman
Rosemarie Hughes
Bowen Kline
Stacey MacLeod
Mara Magyarosi-Laytner
Marceline Mason
Michael McGillis
Italia Millan
Toby Millman
Sarah Nesbitt
Jo Powers
Jason Reed
Denise Rieck
Mike Ross
Erin K. Schmidt
Rachel Seeger
Kristina Sheufelt
Geralyn Shukwit
Joseph Smedo
Ann Smith
Janelle Smith
Megan Stone
Jack Summers
Rachel Thomas
Britta Urness
Larry Zdeb
Lori Zurvalec

Not My Style: New works by Toby Millman

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Saturday, March 31 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Hamtramck Disneyland
12087 Klinger Street, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212


One-day exhibition with new works from Hamtramck Disneyland's fall artist in residence, Toby Millman.

Jes P. of Novi rated Hamtramck Disneyland 3 out of 5 stars on Yelp in 2014. She writes, "Mr. Dmytro's backyard artist studio is not my style but something I would recommend people see you at least once. I mean, where else can you say something like this in metro Detroit?"

Depression Nap: Shaina Kasztelan and Heidi Barlow

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Opening Reception Saturday, March 3, 6 PM - 10 PM
Artist Talk Saturday, March 17, 2pm
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, March 10 - 24
Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Is it still common for young girls to have diaries? Growing up in the 90’s/early 00’s scribbling down your hormone fueled rage was commonplace. Diaries were being marketed to us as this magical technology where you could whisper your secret password and only you could access it. You could decorate it with Lisa Frank stickers, hide it under your pillow, shut your bedroom door and spend hours anxiously over thinking whether “Brad” just likes you or LIKES likes you. You poured your heart and soul into this journal of angsty thoughts until your parents read it and sent you to therapy against your will. Privacy is one of the most important things to have ownership over as a young person growing up in a place where nothing you have is actually yours: you probably didn’t buy any of it yourself and it could definitely be taken away as punishment. You were sent to your room for behaving badly, but that wasn’t always a bad thing since it was one of the only places you could escape from the rest of the world to hide.
Your bedroom was a sanctuary picked out from a catalogue and personalized if you were lucky enough to have parents that approve of your style. If not you lived vicariously through friends and babysitters much cooler than you. There was the neighbor down the street with a collection of JNCO jeans gathering dust on his temperature controlled waterbed, the girl with a Prada backpack filled with every color of Hard Candy nail polish, “Little Miss Perfect” with the turquoise Macintosh desktop and the confidence to talk to strangers in chat rooms through AOL instant messenger over the dial-up connection. They were all so trendy and had the possessions to match. But not us. Our bedrooms had rules. Our parents made sure that they had order. They had wallpaper, figurines, nice furniture- a wooden desk we would inevitably stab and carve into out of anger instead of our skin so our boyfriends would stop asking us why we were wearing long sleeves in the summer. We turned our closets, the only space our parents didn’t touch, into small altars made up of our favorite objects and plastered the walls with pictures of clothes and boys we would never have. We’d gather junk that we stole from Walmart to be rebellious and religiously arrange it in an obsessive compulsive manner so that everything was aligned perfectly. In between the ugly clothes our mothers made us wear and our secret stash of Hot Topic fishnets we would hide makeup we barely knew how to use. We would get dressed up, listen to Linkin Park on our Walkman and take selfies at terrible angles to put on our Myspace page and copy/paste emo lyrics as the caption. We would read depressing poetry on Livejournal and we would ALWAYS delete our browser history.
You spend so much time in your bedroom isolated with your thoughts. It was an incubator which intensified the demons that carried on into your adult life. A space to accumulate a bunch of shit you don’t need but HAVE to have. To be cooler than the other girl. To feel better than the loser you know you are. To replace your sadness with stuff.

Girl, U Okay? Works by Torey Akers and Jessica Hayworth

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Opening Reception Saturday, February 3, 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, February 13 - 24

Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

In the days after the previous election, "Girl, U Okay?" was the question Akers and Hayworth were asked dozens of times. Since then, they have dealt with dread and anxiety, turning to obsessive mark making as a response. Akers, from Brooklyn, and Hayworth, from the Detroit are, recently graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Betwixt and Between: Figurative Work of Jan Brown

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Opening Reception Saturday, January 6, 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, January 13 - 27

Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

In the words of the artist herself:
"I've always been fascinated by the human figure. Faces alone have so many interesting stories to tell. As I've worked more and more abstractly, I continue to cross lines between figurative and abstract work. In February, 2015, I started drawing with ink wash on raw canvas during live drawing sessions. I then take them home and play with various images as I tear up the originals and create something a little beyond the drawing.
In 2016 I started playing with silver gesso and transferring ink images onto it. I then lay more images on until I feel the piece is done."

Linda Ward: Hang Loose!

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Hang Loose is a collection of new work by Detroit/Hamtramck artist Linda M Ward.

Reception: Sunday, December 17th 5-7pm
music by Aran Daniels

Show runs from December 3 - December 30

Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
M-F: 7am - 9pm, Sa.-Su: 10am - 7pm

"Hang Loose is a surfing term meaning relax and just go with it because you can't ride the wave if you're uptight. After college, I spent three months in Portugal working at a hostel and I learned how to surf. I gained a beautiful new insight into mother nature and my own humanity. The ocean taught me a lot about how to live and how to learn. Although the massive ocean is more powerful than we can comprehend, we can ride the wave. If it's good then ride it, if it's choppy then swim under it. If it pushes you over then paddle back out. This same idea applies to life and this theme is consistent every where in nature. Life is incredibly fragile and we are vulnerable to nature's delicate balance. Yet we and all of life - like plants - still flourish. Worries and getting hung up on what "should of happened" is useless, futile and counter-productive to what nature is teaching to those with willing ears. If something is true and right, then it will happen and nothing will be able to stop it. Have a little faith, relax, let go of the negative thinking, stick your neck out and go with whatever happens."

Seven Houses of the Holy: New Work by Carl Wilson

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Seven Houses of the Holy: New Work by Carl Wilson
December 2-30, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, December 9 6pm - 10pm

Gallery Hours noon - 6pm, December 16, 23 & 30
Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Seven Houses of the Holy is a collection of work spun out of Carl's graphic novel illustrations. 

"I started noting conversations I was having with women artists locally. Some of them are friends, some are professional associates. All are something far beyond talented. I was intrigued by their view of themselves. There is an unassuming grace about them. Their artistic brilliance grants us something I see as a gift to all humankind. Something sacred. These large poster pieces depict the complexities of mind, spirit, and body I have observed glowing from them."

Joanie Wind: From Disneyland to Jail

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Opening Reception Saturday, November 4 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, November 11-25

Hatch Art Jail Cell, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Created during her 3-month residency at Hamtramck Disneyland, Joanie Wind will be exhibiting her video art and mixed media paintings in the jail cell at the Hatch art gallery.

Jeanne Bieri: The Way in

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Opening Reception Saturday, November 4 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, November 11-25
Artist talk Saturday, November 18, 2pm

Hatch Art Gallery, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

2017 Kresge Artist Fellow Jeanne Bieri's first solo exhibition at Hatch features lush and large scale fiber works never shown before.

"I was in an antiwar show three years ago and to prepare I did considerable research on war in general, In particular about WWII. My Dad was a pilot and brought back Army Blankets, those scratchy things that we took to the beach, Y Camp, and used in the barn. They never wore out and were the last things any of us kids chose when we went camping on family vacations. During my anti-war research, I began mending and piecing these blankets, an act of making them whole. A blanket is the border between wakefulness and sleep, a border between warmth and cold, sometimes between surviving and death.
I have also collected quilts and studied their patterns and stitching. The hand stitched quilts, even the raggedy pieces were too good, too personal to discard. Like the Army blankets, quilts are loaded with stories. I began to piece and combine the Army Blankets with the quilts.
All work is hand sewn, an act I cherish because each stitch is a meditation. The chain stitching is practiced on the surface of Muslim clerical garments, each stitch a prayer. With the world in such turmoil it is my profound hope that in restructuring and mending these blankets, by defining the surface with the chain stitch, the horrors of war that exist today can be kept at bay. It is my practice of healing and peace."

-Jeanne Bieri

Einfuhlung - a solo show by Elise M. Martin

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Now - November first.
Opening Reception Friday, October 6th, 6-8 pm
Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Cafe hours: M-F: 7am - 9pm, Sa.-Su: 10am - 7pm

Einfuhlung: an aesthetic term, the way of feeling oneself in a work of art, a word which through various convolutions became ‘empathy’ in English.”
Einfuhlung is a body of self portraits in which the artist, Elise Martin, manipulates her own likeness, in an attempt to find common ground with the proverbial Other. It has been said that the creation of art both encourages and is dependent upon empathetic thinking. In this collection of works, the artist maps, charts and dissects her own image in a sincere effort to create better understanding and human connection.

In a New Light: Emilie Beadle, Brian Day & Ryan Weiss

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Opening Reception Saturday, October 7 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, October 14 - 28
Artist talk Saturday, October 21, 2pm

Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Three artists focus on architecture and landscapes in Detroit, seeing beauty and good in everything, even when it is not always clear. Emilie Beadle in painting, Brian Day in photography, and Ryan Weiss in sculpted assemblage.



Cabinet of Curiosities: New Work by Melissa Jones

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Opening Reception Saturday, September 9 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, noon-6pm, September 16 - 30
Artist talk Saturday, September 23, 2pm

Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Come join us for the opening reception! In addition to her striking, fantastical paintings, Melissa will be showing sculpture for the first time with us. Since exhibiting her work for the first time 8 years ago, Hatch has regularly tracked her career and we are excited to be hosting her third solo show with us. Her photo realistic paintings offer a dynamic view of a world not quite real, and her lush use of color entice viewers to take deep, long looks and they unravel her mysterious narratives.

In*formation: Women in Reflection

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Opening Reception Saturday, August 5 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Hours Saturdays, 1-6pm, August 5 - August 26
Artist panel talk Saturday, August 19th, 2pm

3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

In*formation: Women in Reflection is a group show curated by artist Ann Smith involving the work of 10 female artists living in the Detroit area. The female perspective is in the spotlight. Questions of equality, gender roles, human value, and simply being heard are at the heart of the issue. How can feminism contend with entrenched patriarchy, survive, and progress?

Participating Artists:
Jan Brown
Lorelei Byatt
Sunshine Durant
Megan Grierson
Melise Hill
Alyssa Klash
Sonia Litynskyj
CJ Nye
Chloe Viening-Butler.

Beyond Invisible: Artwork of Sanda Cook

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July 8-29

Opening Reception July 8, 6-8pm
Artists Talk July 22, 2pm
Hatch Art Gallery, 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck

Gallery Hours Saturdays 1-6 (July 15-29)

Art for me is a way of being alive, a way to connect myself to the mysteries of the universe, nature and magnificent human soul. Creating is my legacy, my reason to be alive. I am unafraid to try new techniques to convey my emotions...learn and evolve. I am a painter with every inch of my body and soul. In that matter, every painting I make is a powerful story of myself, and my canvas carries the story of my soul forever in time.

I hope, my viewers enjoy my art, feel the bliss, love, energy, exuberance, and joy, and that it might empower their souls.

Let's Be Realistic - Greg Carr and Jeremy Lassila

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One Night Only
Friday, June 30, 2017
6pm -9pm

"Let's Be Realistic" features the oil paintings of Greg Carr and Jeremy Lassila.

Greg and Jeremy find composition in the commonplace and know the value of painting from life.

Their body of work reflects a dedication to the process and tradition of representational painting, built upon contemporary cultural reference.

Millennial Musings- Caroline Del Giudice and Elise Marie Martin

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One Night Only
Saturday, June 24, 2017
7pm -10pm

Millennial Musings is a one night, pop-up exhibtion featuring the works of Detroit-based artists, Caroline Del Giudice and Elise M. Martin. 

Caroline Del Giudice makes sculptures, primarily out of steel. Her series “Millennial Musings” is an observation of her generation’s means of communication, a questioning into our reactions and responses, and importantly, an honest view into her own thoughts and doubts. 

Elise Martin works in a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, sculpture and video- with a focus on empathy and shared human experiences. Because fantasy allows us to view the world through abstract eyes and new frames of reference, she adds a heavy dose of make-believe to everything she creates. By manipulating conventional visual and literary archetypes to tell contemporary narratives, her work plays with familiar modes of expression to engage viewers in an unexpected way.

Auditory Communion - Ash Griskie Performance
8 PM - 8:45 PM

Ash Griskie is a Detroit based multimedia artist who creates work exploring and speaking about the malleability of the mind and how this relates to humanity on both a cultural and personal level. Drawing influence from modern urban-shamen as well as historical, spiritual, and anthropological texts Ash hopes to reveal the divine in everyone – or at least those willing to look. 

Their ever-evolving performance, Communion, explores a combination of traditional and contemporary methods used to interact with the divine, drawing the audience into a meditative -and possibly sublime - space. This work will appear in it's latest iteration alongside Millennial Musings- Caroline Del Giudice and Elise Marie Martin in the Jail Cell in Hatch on Saturday, June 24th 2017.


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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.