The Hatch building

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The Hatch building with members and the architectural advisory committee.

Hatch is a collective of artists – painters, musicians, cartoonists, poets, graphic designers, and photographers – based in Hamtramck, Michigan.

The collective was started in 2006 by Christopher Schneider.

The group’s mission is to allow artists to pool their energies and resources, challenge each other artistically, and reach out to the greater community.

In February 2008, Hatch purchased the old police station building from the City of Hamtramck for $1.00. Now, Hatch members are in the process of converting the building into spaces for an art gallery, 10 to 12 artists’ studios, educational workshops, and a retail facility. Hatch members have raised the funds for this adaptive reuse through donations and fund raising events.

With more than 50 members, Hatch is very active in the community, participating in the People’s Art Festival at the Russell Industrial Complex, Art Detroit Now, Dally in the Alley in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, the Shadow Art Fair in Ypsilanti, the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, Hamtramck International Bazaar, and numerous musical events.

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