AMP Blog: Southwest Detroit
Garage Cultural is a community arts education center in Southwest Detroit that was started over four years ago by Executive Director Ismael Duran and Co-Founder Lydia Gutierrez from Hacienda Mexican Foods. Their vision for the center was to provide educational programming in visual and performing arts for youth in the community, with a strong focus on uplifting Latin American culture.
Every week, Detroit Future Schools (DFS) artist-in-residence Joe Rodriguez-Tanner works with the students at Amelia Earhart in Southwest Detroit, integrating digital media arts into their core content. He works in close partnership with their teacher, Anna Marschalk-Burns (known to the students as Ms. MB) who is committed to fostering in her students the DFS "11 Essential Traits of Habit, Character and Mind."