Four arts organizations partnering to highlight, activate, strengthen and inspire existing cultural centers, artists, and businesses along Carpenter St.
2015 PROJECTS INCLUDE:
POROUS BORDERS FESTIVAL
The Hinterlands present a two-day free public art event along every segment of the HAMTRAMCK/DETROIT border. With spectacle parades, eclectic installations, community conversation-starters, psychogeographic strolls, athletic competitions and more. Works reflect and engage the diverse experiences of those living along the border, address the geographic reality of the HAMTRAMCK/DETROIT border, and examine the nature of borders themselves.
OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Carrie Morris Arts Production (CMAP) presents a series of open air large-scale puppet and music collaborations staged on the lots at 2221 Carpenter. This summer!
June 19 - The Bangla School of Music performing live with shadow puppet scenes by Hamtramck students
August 21 - Bebop, a puppet musical about jazz (without any jazz) composed and performed by The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra with puppet direction by Carrie Morris
TEEN GIRL VIDEO PROJECT (TGVP)
TGVP is a free digital media workshop that gives Detroit girls support to make their own films. Led by Carrie Morris, girls learn about storytelling, creating and deconstructing narratives, collaborating, building job skills and networking, seeing and sharing how local knowledge can be universal.
A storefront space on Carpenter Street dedicated to the barter of resources and creative skills for artists and community members. The Emporium will house a tool library, community gallery and trading post that will utilize non-monetary exchanges in order to make goods, objects and services more accessible to the community. This new venue will host storefront residencies, swap meets, weekly art openings and skill sharing workshops.