Formed in April 2006, WDET STAR recipient Hatch is the brainchild of Hatch president Christopher Schneider and Erik Tungate, Hamtramck’s former Director of Community & Economic Development. They saw a need for an artist community that would promote Hamtramck in a positive way. Artists could pool their resources to challenge each other and reach out to the greater community. In March of 2007, we "Hatched!" with our first juried exhibition.

In the time since then, Hatch has kept a full calendar with continuous group, solo and juried exhibitions at Cafe 1923, artist critiques, drawing events by the Dr. Sketchy division, monthly community education workshops, Jamdown in Hamtown concerts, as well as this online presence. Hatch has participated in numerous festivals including People's Art Festival, Art Detroit Now, Dally in the Alley, Shadow Art Fair, Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Hamtramck Bazaar.

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