- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - A backyard installation of folk art known as “Hamtramck’s Disneyland” has been purchased by an art gallery collective.

The Detroit News (https://detne.ws/1ZoYNyX ) reports the installation and the two houses on the property have been purchased by Hatch Art, a Hamtramck art gallery collective. Real estate agent Jan Dijkers, who represented the collective in the sale, says the property was sold Friday for $100,000.

The display that has objects such as brightly painted ceiling fans and rocking horses was built by retired autoworker Dmytro Szylak (shuh-LAHK) behind the homes he owned. He was 92 when he died last year.

Dijkers says the collective plans to renovate the houses as well as preserve and restore the sculptures. She says three of the houses’ four flats will be rented out to defray costs, and the fourth will be an artist-in-residence space.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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