Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival

This Saturday get an inside look at a side of Hamtramck that you might not be familiar with. Artists throughout the city will be opening their homes and their studios to the community. The event is being called the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, and it is just that. According to one of the brains behind the project, Steve Hughes, this is, "...a chance to meet artists in the locations where they work and create and live. It’s an opportunity for discovery to see these private spaces where art is made. To talk to artists about what they are doing and get a glimpse into the process behind it.” 

Over three dozen art spaces will open to the public this weekend, with locations in each corner of the city. You can check out a full list and map of locations below.

In addition to meet and greets with artists, there will also be live music at many of the locations and throughout the streets of HamTown. The Hamtramck Farmers Market is even getting in on the fun. They are featuring live music from Dave Morrison and the Creepos, as well as pumpkin carving, and free pumpkins for kids.

Another great event going on in conjunction with the Festival is taking place in the evening at Public Pool. We recently told you about Public Pool's art show The Last Record Shop. Well, Saturday is a great chance to check that show out, while also getting in on a potluck at Public Pool, and listening to 6 local authors reading short pieces about records. This event starts at 8 p.m. and you can get more info on it here.

The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th. For a full schedule of events and times, click here. If you would like a hard copy of the map above, start your day off at Public Pool (3309 Caniff) to pick one up.


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