Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival returns


By Charles Sercombe and Alan Madlane
Hamtramck is going to be pretty arty this weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, to be specific.
That’s when the 12th annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival and the ongoing “our city series” will take place.
The Neighborhood Arts Festival happens all day, and it’s spread throughout various locations in town, which even includes houses, porches, galleries, art studios and just about anywhere else you could imagine.
This festival is another way to encourage folks to ditch your car and, instead, walk or ride your bike.
So far, weather reports say, Saturday will be partly cloudy with temps in the 50s – a pretty typical fall day in Michigan.
Some of the highlights include:
• A jug band performance at Hamtramck Disneyland (6-7 p.m.)
• Hamtramck’s art collaborative, Hatch, will host 16 Detroit area artists and their works.
• Grab a bite to eat at 9398 Mitchell (just past Bumbo’s) and enjoy sculpture and live funk music
• Henna body art – a Southeast Asian folk art — will be offered at 10225 Jos. Campau
• Popps Packing on Carpenter will feature the works of Faina Lerman
• The Ukrainian American Archives & Museum (9630 Jos. Campau) will feature the artwork of R. Baranyk
You can find a list of what’s happening, along with and a map of locations, on Saturday at Oloman Café (10215 Jos. Campau), or go online to hamtramckneighborhoodartsfestival.com

You can also see a map of activities here:

Also, on Saturday, at 7 p.m., the “our city series” will be outside of Henrietta Haus (8609 Jos. Campau), where there will be a music performance by the band The Brown Thrasher. This will be followed up by a program of short film works by locals.
Like all events on Saturday, this is free. Refreshments will also be provided.
Posted Oct. 7, 2022

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