HAMTRAMCK NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
October 12th, 2019

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The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Fest is a loosely curated showcase of artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival takes place annually the second weekend in October.

Our goal is to activate the city’s indigenous talent and create a walkable, neighborhood-scale, art experience on porches, in houses, on sidewalks and storefronts.

THIS Year's Events

See last years events to get a taste for what you can look forward to...
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10:00 am
Open Gallery

Coffee and Maps!


11:30 am

If you donated to the festival Patronicity campaign, come pick up your swag! Also grab a cuppa coffee and a map!

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If you donated to the festival Patronicity campaign, come pick up your swag! Also grab a cuppa coffee and a map!
Location
2287 Holbrook St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Coffee and Maps!

Stop in at Cafe 1923 for some coffee and pick up a festival map!


10:00 am
Renegade Performance

Psychogeographic Stroll


12:00 pm

If you like Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Columbo, or exquisite corpses, you'll love Walter, Lena, and Oleg's Binational Psychogeographic Stroll.

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Connect with thinkers and wanderers across the globe on a bi-continental stroll through the sidestreets that spill off Conant, into the internet, and out the other side. Sign up to join the walk, or watch from the comfort of Play House (12657 Moran St). Led by master meanderer and Hamtramck local Walter Wasack with intellectual wanderers Lena Petrovsky and Oleg Aronson joining the walk remotely from Moscow. If you like Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Columbo, or exquisite corpses, you'll love Walter, Lena, and Oleg's Binational Psychogeographic Stroll.
Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
Walter Wasacz

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12:00 pm
Renegade Performance

The Grandmother Project


1:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

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A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.
Location
Carpenter and Lumpkin
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Collette Cullen

This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen (Playwright). It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster.


12:00 pm
Performance Venue

The Weight of Air, Part 1


1:00 pm

Work-in-progress scenes from our upcoming puppet performance about the physical effects that invisible policies and processes have - on the physical, residential and topographical bodies of Detroit.

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Work-in-progress scenes from our upcoming puppet performance about the physical effects that invisible policies and processes have - on the physical, residential and topographical bodies of Detroit.
Location
2221 Carpenter
Detroit
Artist Information
Carrie Morris Arts Production

A puppet and performance studio


12:30 pm
Renegade Performance

I'll See You in My Dreams


2:00 pm

If you love propaganda, naptime story hours, or watching people sleep you'll love I'll See You in My Dreams.

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Description
For five months, Beijing-based conceptual performance artist Shen Bolun and The Hinterlands have been exploring the complexity of US/China relations and the pervasiveness of propaganda through a series of Skype-connected bedtime story hours taking place on two sides of the Pacific. Join us at Discount Mattress (12495 Conant), Play House (12657 Moran), or at TGIS in Beijing for our first public iteration of the project - a performance installation spreading two continents. If you love propaganda, naptime story hours, or watching people sleep you'll love I'll See You in My Dreams.
Location
12495 Conant
Detroit
Artist Information
Shen Bolun and The Hinterlands

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2:00 pm
Music on Porches

Frank Woodman


2:45 pm

Bashing out punk rock on the front lawn. Day drinkin. Bring the kids!

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Description
2 knuckelheads dressed as cavemen pound out noisey punk surf with gleeful abandon.
Location
2283 Bernard
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Frank Woodman

2 piece primitive punk rock. Art damaged with a psycho surf bent muzak.


2:00 pm
Renegade Performance

The Grandmother Project


3:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

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Description
A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.
Location
Carpenter and Lumpkin
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Collette Cullen

This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen (Playwright). It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster.


1:00 pm

Open studios at Hatch


3:00 pm

Up to 10 artists showing what they do and how they do it.

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Come visit artist studios at Hatch! Several artists doing painters, mixed media, encaustic, and more will have their spaces open for you to see their work and see the way they create.
Location
3456 Evaline St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Hatch Art

Dawn Cooke, Nina Caruso, Linda Ward, Herman Bruner, Lulu Cameron, Mike Kelly, Andrew Dall'olmo, Miroslawa Sztoczka, Julian Wong.


2:00 pm
Open Studio

Backyard Bounty


4:00 pm

An afternoon of seed banking & exchange at Squash House

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Learn how to harvest seeds, identify and dry flowers, make tea & more. Bank your past and your future! Bring seeds to trade or just show up as you are to learn.
Location
13133 Klinger St
Detroit
Artist Information
Power House Productions

Sarah Rose Sharp is a writer, activist, photographer & multimedia artist. She has exhibited nationally from NY to Seattle, and in Detroit at the DIA and Simone DeSousa Gallery. Sharp is primarily concerned with artist & viewer experiences of making & engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research in the state of contemporary art in redeveloping cities, with special focus and regard for Detroit.


4:00 pm
Renegade Performance

The Grandmother Project


5:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

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Description
A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.
Location
Carpenter and Lumpkin
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Collette Cullen

This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen (Playwright). It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster.


11:00 am
Open Studio

Free Cruiser Rentals @ Wheelhouse


5:00 pm

Reach all corners of the Art Festival in comfort and style! Wheelhouse will provide complimentary simple cruiser rentals to HNAF attendees. Free rentals will require a valid ID and are first-come, first-serve and subject to availability.

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Reach all corners of the Art Festival in comfort and style! Wheelhouse will provide complimentary simple cruiser rentals to HNAF attendees. Free rentals will require a valid ID and are first-come, first-serve and subject to availability.
Location
9401 Jos. Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Kelli Kavanaugh

Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop was established in 2008 on Detroit's Riverfront with a second location opening in Hamtramck in 2016. 'Experience the Motor City on Two Wheels' with their bicycle retail, service, rentals, and tours.


4:00 pm
Performance Venue

AttattarattattA- “the knock upon the door at the end of time…”


5:00 pm

A shadow puppet play with haunting imagery that calls upon ancestral memories and is informed by ancient mythology, spirituality and conspiracy theory’s throughout history. How we came to be, where are we, & where are we going?

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Description
Attattarattatta is an activation code. A shadow puppet show portraying the distant pasts & ancient mythology. It is a myth, a story, a parable, truths told through ancient ancestral memories. We recall; old to new, worlds of possibilities appear traveling through dream scapes, hellish nightmares & places in between. Portals to understanding open up new views. Telling tales of pasts, presents, & futures; incorporating ancient mythology, spirituality & conspiracy theory. Attattarattatta is an invitation to remember. To recall to light a different view of history, of humanity; of who we are, how we came to be, what we were & where we are now. Stories long told & still forgotten & yet we continue to find a way.
Location
Sound House, 13181 Moran st.
Detroit
Artist Information
Zarah Ackerman/Power House Productions

North is multi-dimensional artist from rusty roots of the Midwest, a punk & DIY performer & organizer for over a decade. A musician, songwriter, singer, storyteller, visual, performance & experimental artist working through many mediums & in many environments. My artistic goal is to challenge the perceived notions of reality by going deeper into the mysteries of the human condition & experience.


1:00 pm
Art Installation

Hamtramck Recreation District - Community Art Event


5:00 pm

The hand-print mural wall provides community members with an opportunity to select one word describing the characteristics of who they are as part of the community of Hamtramck and help create a beautiful intervention in the Park. These words help our team understand the values of the community and integrate those into the future plan.

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The Hamtramck Recreation District Project project has involved a series of community engagement events and activities to give residents of Hamtramck an opportunity to share how they currently feel about Veterans Park and what improvements would they like to see be made in the future. Global Detroit, along with Ten x Ten, a planning firm, are excited to work with local Detroit artist, Phillip Simpson, on transforming the garage in the Historic Hamtramck Stadium parking lot into a "We are Hamtramck" community art project.
Location
3201 Dan St.
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Global Detroit

Born and raised in the City of Detroit, Artist Phillip Darnell Simpson has been drawing and painting since a child. Simpson works predominantly in the medium of painting but very sufficient in pencil. Simpson specializes in making people smile with his work. Some of his work can be found in galleries but also in many urban neighborhoods across the city.


12:00 pm

Somewhere Else: Four Artists Using Abstraction


6:00 pm

Abstract art by four artists: Jide Aje and Judith Feist work in mixed media, while Sanda Cook and Sam Kthar paint.

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Abstract art is as difficult to define as art itself. Commonly, abstracts use color, form, and texture in place of identifiable subjects, although often to the artist it is representational. Filled with emotion, purpose, and meaning, these artists create a broad range of visual delights. Jide Aje and Judith Feist work in mixed media, while Sanda Cook and Sam Kthar paint.
Location
3456 Evaline St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Hatch Gallery

Abstract art is as difficult to define as art itself. Commonly, abstracts use color, form, and texture in place of identifiable subjects, although often to the artist it is representational. Filled with emotion, purpose, and meaning, these artists create a broad range of visual delights. Jide Aje and Judith Feist work in mixed media, while Sanda Cook and Sam Kthar paint.


1:00 pm
Open Studio

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration


6:00 pm

Ada Lovelace Day! Join us in celebrating the first computer programmer and “Enchantress of Numbers” by creating take-home Ada Lovelace/Lord Byron Mash-Up ‘Zines with discarded computer textbooks, poetry anthologies and timely ephemera, personalized Victorian/IBM calling cards, sipping tea, and in general, having a jolly good time!

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A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. She has been described as “that Enchantress of Numbers who has thrown her magical spell around the most abstract of Sciences and has grasped it with a force which few masculine intellects could have exerted over it.” Oh, swoon. But, wait, what does this have to do with Book Suey? Well, her father was Lord Byron, and we stock his poetry! So, in the spirit of Ada, we will be celebrating International Ada Lovelace Day, by hosting a Ada/Byron Mashup ‘Zine Workshop! Working with obsolete computer textbooks, discarded 19th century poetry anthologies, and a variety of aesthetically pleasing and relevant ephemera, folks can paste & slice & sew handbound pamphlets to their hearts desire! For those seeking total immersion, there will be stacks of old-stock IBM punch cards available for you to fashion into your own personal Classical/Romantic/Victorian or even Elizabethan calling cards! As if that isn’t enough to set the mood, we’ll also be (delicately) shouting out random factoids and quizzes and quotes about the lovely Ada, while sipping English Breakfast tea and eating something akin to crumpets (while supplies last). Do join us for a jolly good, totally free, time!
Location
10345 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Book Suey

n/a


1:00 pm
Open Gallery

Public Pool


6:00 pm

Exhibition of new paintings

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In this exhibition, we are presented with expressionist figurative paintings. The figures are pulled, stretched, pixelated and smudged, they look outward, being judged, viewed or observed; self-conscious. There is open idiosyncratic behavior whether someone is blowing bubbles, smoking or touching; negative spaces are filled with explosions of thrown pigment. Maria uses self-reflection and autobiographical story to explore social meanings, in our pursuit for connection.
Location
3309 Caniff St.
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Public Pool

Maria Prainito-Winczner is a Detroit born artist that currently lives and works in Michigan. Her work is focused on the investigation of contemporary painting. She exhibits throughout the U.S. and has participated in exhibitions abroad. She received her MFA from Vermont College 2006 and BFA from College for Creative Studies 1995.


2:00 pm
Open Studio

Alice V. Schneider studio wsg. Dalia Reyes


6:00 pm

Come and visit Alice V. Schneider, lead organizer for the Hamtramck Artist Festival and programs facilitator at Public Pool opens her studio to the Public for the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival. Cosmic artist Dalia Reyes will have her artwork on show as well.

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Description
Artist studio and art sale
Location
11473 Klinger Street
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Alice V. Schneider

Alice Victoria Schneider is a Detroit-based visual artist whose work is a combination of sculpture, painting, printmaking and filmmaking. Dalia Reyes is an interdisciplinary artist, independent arts administrator and arts instructor from Southwest Detroit. Her work is cosmic, meditative and focuses on a metaphysical curiosity as well as surreal imagery.


12:00 pm
Open Gallery

Durable / Flexible


6:00 pm

Popps 10 year anniversary group show!

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Popps 10 year anniversary group show!
Location
12138 St. Aubin
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Popps Packing

group show


12:00 pm
Open Gallery

"DEMONS"


6:00 pm

This is a collection of demons rendered by Sadie over the course of a month, inspired at least in part by her recent increased awareness of the destructive nature of human activity on the earth as well as the existential threat it poses to itself.

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This is a collection of demons rendered by Sadie over the course of a month, inspired at least in part by her recent increased awareness of the destructive nature of human activity on the earth as well as the existential threat it poses to itself.
Location
2025 Carpenter
Detroit
Artist Information
Popps Packing

Sadie Nielsen currently lives and works in Victoria, Canada. Her practice seeks to extend across a vast array of media and encompass subject matter pertaining not only to tensions within facets of the human experience but to our relationships and responses to the world around us. Sadie's practice is ever-expanding but has been focused primarily in acrylic paint, drawing, and textile sculpture.


12:00 pm
Renegade Performance

#SquadtoberFest Hospitality Yard


6:00 pm

Join the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival Committee and the #Squadgoals crew at the corner of Evaline & Charest for curated music and hospitality. There will be seating and games in the yard and a porch gathering of neighbors and friends. Have a beer, grab a hot dog, meet your neighbors, talk about what you have seen and where you are going next!

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Hospitality Tent; Free food and refreshments
Location
3212 Evaline
Hamtramck
Artist Information
August Gitschlag

The #Squadgoals Crew originated as a chat room for meeting up before DCFC games and morphed into a volunteer and social group. It is made up of local officials, Hamtrmack Labor Day Committee members and volunteers and clowns from around the tri-county area.


3:00 pm
Music on Porches

QBert 3: Tribal Electrics


6:00 pm

Improvisational group musical seance featuring multiple synth and percussion.

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Improvisational group musical seance featuring multiple synth and percussion.

Location
2043 Carpenter
Detroit
Artist Information
Popps Packing

Popps Packing is an artist-­‐run neighborhood-­‐based nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by husband and wife artists, Faina Lerman and Graem Whyte. Our mission is to create impactful arts programming and foster cultural exchange between local and international artist communities, while leveraging the unique features of our region, neighborhood, and personal practices.


10:00 am

Porous Borders sound map


6:00 pm

If you like walking meditation, geocaching, or the Conant/Davison neighborhood, you'll love the Porous Borders sound map.

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(Reception 3-4 PM) In fall of 2018, local residents were interviewed at the Knapp Branch of the Detroit Public Library about the changes in their neighborhood, recurring dreams, and people who have moved and passed away. Short vignettes from these conversations were collected by Billy Mark, andset into a 15 minute sound walk entitled “Porous Borders.” Check out the sound walk from Play House using the Echoes app before it moves to the permanent collection of Knapp, and stop by Play House 3-4PM for a reception with Billy. If you like walking meditation, geocaching, or the Conant/Davison neighborhood, you'll love the Porous Borders sound map.
Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
The Hinterlands

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2:00 pm
Open Studio

Holly McLees


6:30 pm

Turkish textiles for sale.

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Front porch pop up sale.
Location
9491 Charest St
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Holly McLees

Turkish textiles for sale.


4:00 pm
Renegade Performance

Take Out Take Down


6:30 pm

If you like NASCAR, football clubs, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Bengali food, and small businesses, you'll love the Take Out Take Down.

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Join us for the second edition of the Take Out Take Down, a friendly competition between two restaurants on either side of Detroit/Hamtramck border. Featuring Modhubak Sweets versus ZamZam. Come to Play House (12657 Moran St) to cheer on your neighborhood joints as they battle for the most delicious tastes and spiciest moments. Tailgating starts at 4PM; orders will be placed at 4:30; food comes when it comes; award ceremony expected at 6PM. If you like NASCAR, football clubs, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Bengali food, and small businesses, you'll love the Take Out Take Down.
Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
The Hinterlands

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10:00 am
Performance Venue

Freeways & Sidestreets


7:00 pm

“Freeways and Sidestreets” by The Hinterlands and partners around the globe is a five-act playful performance event taking place at Play House, along Conant Street and online, exploring the myriad of ways this tiny commercial corridor straddling Detroit and Hamtramck ties into and parallels places, communities, and imaginations around the globe.

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“Freeways and Sidestreets” by The Hinterlands and partners around the globe is a five-act, all-day playful participatory event (components include: a psycho-geographic stroll tag-team led by a philosopher in Hamtramck and one in Moscow; memorial-making for places forgotten, secret, or in the future; a friendly competition between two businesses on either side of Conant; a nap-time reading hour stretching across twelve hours of time difference; etc) that takes place along Conant Street, in Play House, and in partner venues across the globe. Spaces near and far will be connected through live-streaming and shared at Play House (which will have the feel of an open studio/broadcast station), connecting artists and audiences in multiple countries, and highlighting how Hamtramck/Detroit stories tie in with lives, issues, and dreams across the globe.

10AM-12PM Psychogeographic Stroll with Walter Wasacz and more

12:30-6PM Billy Mark’s Porous Borders sound map available for rental

12:30-2:30 PM I’ll See You In My Dreams with Shen Bolun

3PM-7PM Make Your Marker sign-making with Maisha Qurashi

3PM-4PM Porous Borders sound map opening reception

4PM-7PM Take Out Take Down 2: Modhuban Sweets v. Zamzam

Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
The Hinterlands

THE HINTERLANDS creates performances & public events that are highly irrational and deeply American, built around pressing into the unknown areas of our personal and collective history with fearless physicality and a sense of humor. Our work has been seen across the US and abroad including at the Flynn Center (Burlington), p! (NYC), the Shanghai Biennale, and the Berlinale. www.thehinterlands.org


12:00 pm
Open Studio

Elizabeth R Wahl


7:00 pm

Paper artists Elizabeth Wahl will open up her home/studio at the kozy korner of Klinger and Meade showcasing handmade books, sculpture and collage. Local musician Francis DeCarlo will be performing complementary weirdness throughout the day. Cmown!

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Elizabeth likes playing with the most abundant material on earth-cellulose fibers. Come see her weird world of traditionally- and Japanese-bound books, paper sculpture, collage, and vintage paper collection.
Location
12909 Klinger St. Apt. #1
Detroit
Artist Information
Elizabeth Wahl

Elizabeth likes playing with the most abundant materials on earth-cellulose fibers. Working in multiple modes of stitch, she binds books using new, handmade, and vintage materials, in addition to creating paper sculpture and collage.


10:00 am
Art Installation

Ultramarine


7:00 pm

Figure and portraits paintings in blue, on canvas and found surfaces, by local artist Christine Monley

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Figure and portrait paintings
Location
2287 Holbrook
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Hatch/Cafe 1923 (attn: Sean Bieri)

(N/a)


3:00 pm
Art Installation

Make Your Marker!


7:00 pm

If you like amending historical documents, renegade crafting, or sidewalk storytelling, you'll love Make Your Marker!

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Come collapse layers of time in a participatory sign-making project to create our own historical and future markers for Conant Street. We’ll uncover events large and small that happened along this corridor that someone feels is worth remembering - a neighbor departed, a business in our memory, an event that shaped our lives - as well as hopes, plans, visions and imaginings for the neighborhood. Led by graphic designer and Bangla font researcher Maisha Quirashi, supplies will be available at Play House with signs on display Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 along Conant. If you like amending historical documents, renegade crafting, or sidewalk storytelling, you'll love Make Your Marker!
Location
12657 Moran St
Detroit
Artist Information
The Hinterlands

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6:00 pm
Renegade Performance

Radio GaGa Book Reading Road Trip


8:00 pm

Radio Ga Ga: A Mixtape for the End of Humanity & Chief Editrix at the Post Human Post

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I am Stefani Bulsara.  I am the bags of fat burned off during liposuction. I am the clumps of hair that fall out when bleached and straightened with chemicals. I am the excess cartilage ripped out during nose jobs. I am the puss-filled infections that grow around butt injections. I am the raw nerves that are scraped by veneers. I am the gnarled toes and bunions brought on by years of wearing high-heels. When you see a meteor shoot across the sky, I am the chunks of rock that plummet to earth.  Join me for a reading at Book Suey!

YouTube
Instagram
Kirkus Review

Location
10345 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Book Suey

Author at Radio Ga Ga: A Mixtape for the End of Humanity & Chief Editrix at the Post Human Post


2:00 pm
Renegade Performance

Belmont One Year Anniversary Banger


8:00 pm

Come out to Belmont for a BANGER one year in the making. Featuring performances by 208, 3n3rgy, Bryni Makiko, Sui, Ghost Coasts, and Pleasantries. Artwork will be presented by Liv Russo, Synefeld, and Xavierdraws. Plus we have a few surprises in store. We're going all day long!

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One year ago, Belmont House had it's first show as part of HNAF. Since that show artists and musicians have asked for the space to continue hosting events. Come out to Belmont for a BANGER one year in the making. Featuring performances by 208, 3n3rgy, Bryni Makiko, Sui, Ghost Coasts, and Pleasantries. Artwork will be presented by Liv Russo, Synefeld, and Xavierdraws. And that's just what we have planned! Cause with every event, there's always a few surprises up our sleeves. Show is going from about 2pm to whenever we can't play anymore. Come early. Stay late. Bounce around town. Come back. We'll be going all day! So come by for a real cool time.
Location
5180 Belmont
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Michael Kolesky

Belmont House is a house venue located on the last block of Belmont between Buffalo and Alpena. The house focuses on showcasing the work of DIY musicians and artists as well as integrating them with more established local performers. Displaying a variety of work from music to art to film, Belmont House serves as a platform for artists of all forms.


2:00 pm
Open Gallery

KO Gallery Open Studio


8:30 pm

Come kick it with us as we open up our studio and gallery space! Check out our current exhibition “Bridges” featuring colorful new paintings by Carl Oxley III. Our studio will be open too with a behind the scenes look at work by Nick Pizana, Max Majoros, Nathaniel Edmiston, Jared Baker, Brach Goodman

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Come kick it with us as we open up our studio and gallery space! Check out our current exhibition “Bridges” featuring colorful new paintings by Carl Oxley III. Our studio will be open too with a behind the scenes look at work by Nick Pizana, Max Majoros, Nathaniel Edmiston, Jared Baker, Brach Goodman
Location
9536 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck
Artist Information
KO Gallery

KO Gallery is an artist owned creative space and art gallery. KO Gallery hosts a broad range of events, including art exhibitions, musical performances, live drawing sessions and other special events with the goal of bringing together creatives of all different backgrounds to start conversations, projects, and relationships.


8:00 pm
Performance Venue

AttattarattattA- “the knock upon the door at the end of time…”


9:00 pm

A shadow puppet play with haunting imagery that calls upon ancestral memories and is informed by ancient mythology, spirituality and conspiracy theory’s throughout history. How we came to be, where are we, & where are we going?

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Description
Attattarattatta is an activation code. A shadow puppet show portraying the distant pasts & ancient mythology. It is a myth, a story, a parable, truths told through ancient ancestral memories. We recall; old to new, worlds of possibilities appear traveling through dream scapes, hellish nightmares & places in between. Portals to understanding open up new views. Telling tales of pasts, presents, & futures; incorporating ancient mythology, spirituality & conspiracy theory. Attattarattatta is an invitation to remember. To recall to light a different view of history, of humanity; of who we are, how we came to be, what we were & where we are now. Stories long told & still forgotten & yet we continue to find a way.
Location
Sound House 13181 Moran St.
Detroit
Artist Information
Zarah Ackerman/Power House Productions

North is multi-dimensional artist from rusty roots of the Midwest, a punk & DIY performer & organizer for over a decade. A musician, songwriter, singer, storyteller, visual, performance & experimental artist working through many mediums & in many environments.


7:30 pm
Performance Venue

Trixie's Songwriter Showcase


9:00 pm

Stop in and sing a song! We will have one guitar and one mic set up on stage. Sign up begins at 7:30, music from 8-9. Guitar provided. Stick around for warm drinks!

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Stop in and sing a song! We will have one guitar and one mic set up on stage. Sign up begins at 7:30, music from 8-9. Guitar provided. Stick around for warm drinks!
Location
2656 Carpenter
Hamtramck
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Trixie's Bar

Trixie's Bar is a neighborhood bar and performance venue. Hamtramck's House Party features comedy, karaoke, live music, and the biggest backyard in the city.


12:00 pm
Performance Venue

Live Out Fest 2019


11:30 pm

10/12 Schedule: 12—6p | Queer Market (Ghost Light Bar, 2314 Caniff) 6—8p | Live Out Fest Open Mic (Ghost Light Bar) 8p | "As They Like It" (Play, Black Box, 2357 Caniff) 9p | Not In My House (Dance Production; Ant Hall, 2320 Caniff) 10p | GenderBender (Drag Show, Ant Hall) 11:30p | Live Out Fest Afterparty (Dance Party, Ghost Light)

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After a fabulous first year, Hamtramck's First & Only Queer Arts & Culture Festival is BACK for LIVE OUT FEST 2.0! The festival will span over the course of four dynamic, stacked days of live entertainment, art, and experiences with, by, and for the queer community of metro Detroit and beyond.
Location
2314 Caniff
Hamtramck
Artist Information
Planet Ant Theatre, Inc.

Planet Ant is a 501c3 nonprofit professional theatre and performing arts venue founded in Hamtramck in 1993. Planet Ant seeks to build community by facilitating artistic expression and collaboration in theatre, music, film and other visual and performing arts; to promote artistic freedom and expand stage access; and to enrich individual artists through training, coaching and networking.


8:00 pm
Performance Venue

HNAF After Party


2:00 am

Official HNAF After Party with music performance by The Full Counts from Pittsburgh. https://thefullcounts.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/EricVermillionAndTheFullCounts/ Opening band to be announced later. bands will play from 10-12pm. Free Show. drink specials!

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Official HNAF After Party with music performance by The Full Counts from Pittsburgh. https://thefullcounts.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/EricVermillionAndTheFullCounts/ Opening band to be announced later. bands will play from 10-12pm. Free Show. drink specials!
Location
5507 Caniff
Detroit
Artist Information
Outer Limits Lounge

Outer LImits Lounge


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