Our Mission

“Garage Cultural is a community arts education collective. Its mission is to create and operate a self-sustaining Community Hub that will fulfill its vision of providing a variety of arts/entertainment events and educational programs to the residents of its communities.  The Hub will serve as an incubator for local art educators, organizers, entrepreneurs and youth in the community to assist them in pursuing their personal and collective goals as they work/produce, exhibit, and sell their art/products in our various workshop spaces, multipurpose areas, exhibit galleries, Mercaditos, and the “Café de las Artes, Frida Kahlo”.


Garage Cultural is formed by a collaboration of several community organizations and members who are committed to coming together to share their strengths and resources to ensure the individual success of all those involved including the youth that its serves and of the organization as a whole.  As a group it is interested in the long-term advancement of artists, entrepreneurs and youth in its communities, teaching them trades/skills and ways to affect their self-sufficiency, while ensuring their continued educational achievement.


Southwest Detroit is a diverse community; Garage Cultural seeks to ensure its continued diversity by highlighting the existing culture and encouraging collaborations with new populations in a mutually beneficial manner through its programs and events.”

Garage Cultural was founded by Ismael Duran and Lydia Gutierrez and is supported by Hacienda Mexican Foods, LLC.