Resident Artists

We provide artists with an incubator space to create their art in a dynamic environment. Located all throughout the building, the leased studios provide professional artists with an affordable space in which to practice their artistic disciplines, while at the same time allowing them to be part of a cultural and lively creative community. These artists range in discipline from painting, printmaking, film, drawing, jewelry, music, time-based media, and culinary arts. As interest in being part of this dynamic endeavor continues to grow, the DCA seeks innovative ways to envision how existing spaces may be renovated to accommodate additional artists.


Are you interested in becoming a resident at the DCA? Resident artists enjoy 24-hour access to the arts center, private studio space, opportunities to hold open houses, share common areas like kitchens and restrooms, participation in the biennial art exhibit, free and discounted entry fees for DCA events, plus an infinite amount of opportunities! Studios come in all shapes, sizes and costs, and are leased on a monthly basis. We are open to all artistic disciplines and careful consideration goes into selecting good fits with our creative environment. Fill out the application here. To see some of the studios and renovations, go to our blog on the journey to becoming a thriving arts community.

Studio A - Michael Mullen   Mike completed a BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he focused on skills in drawing and printmaking. His craft today is realized through the relief process in printmaking where it is printed from an 1891 Chandler & Price letterpress custom restored himself. He works as a freelance art director and in addition to his graphic and fine art work, Mike is a musician playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and Celtic harp. Mike’s love for traditional American music is an influence on his printmaking and can be seen on  his website here .

Studio A - Michael Mullen

Mike completed a BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he focused on skills in drawing and printmaking. His craft today is realized through the relief process in printmaking where it is printed from an 1891 Chandler & Price letterpress custom restored himself. He works as a freelance art director and in addition to his graphic and fine art work, Mike is a musician playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and Celtic harp. Mike’s love for traditional American music is an influence on his printmaking and can be seen on his website here.

Studio B - Martine MacDonald   Martine is an accomplished artist and Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College. She explores notions of place and time, refined through life experiences, dreams and memories into a visual essence. She strives to move her work towards a spirituality that reconciles issues of mothering, home, place and identity. Her work  can be seen here .

Studio B - Martine MacDonald

Martine is an accomplished artist and Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College. She explores notions of place and time, refined through life experiences, dreams and memories into a visual essence. She strives to move her work towards a spirituality that reconciles issues of mothering, home, place and identity. Her work can be seen here.

Studio C - Dave Maran   More info coming soon!

Studio C - Dave Maran

More info coming soon!

Studio D - Coming Soon!

Studio D - Coming Soon!

Studio E - Donna Boisseau Hinson   Donna teaches classes through the DCA for children and adults, including the DCA’s Youth Art classes and the DCA’s Youth Summer Art Camps. Previously Donna was the owner/operator of a gallery and studio on Grosse Ile, and now focuses her paintings on relationships between people, self and the larger society. She is interested in what makes us who we are and how we interact with one another, how the larger world influences us and how we influence the world. Many of her pieces rely on nuanced balance and simplicity, and can be described best as intimate looks at ideas and feelings. View  her art here .

Studio E - Donna Boisseau Hinson

Donna teaches classes through the DCA for children and adults, including the DCA’s Youth Art classes and the DCA’s Youth Summer Art Camps. Previously Donna was the owner/operator of a gallery and studio on Grosse Ile, and now focuses her paintings on relationships between people, self and the larger society. She is interested in what makes us who we are and how we interact with one another, how the larger world influences us and how we influence the world. Many of her pieces rely on nuanced balance and simplicity, and can be described best as intimate looks at ideas and feelings. View her art here.

Studio F - Coming Soon!

Studio F - Coming Soon!

Studio G - Scott A. Galeski   Scott is an award winning independent filmmaker and a retired police detective from Downriver Detroit, Michigan. His long-term commitment as a coach and mentor to at-risk and disadvantaged youth, in combination with his law enforcement career has given him a unique insite into filmmaking. In 2009 Galeski founded Ring of Fire Entertainment which has produced over 30 independent films and music videos that have screened throughout the world. He has worked as a technical advisor with HBO, Tri-Star Pictures and other production companies, provides executive security for Actor Jeff Daniels and has served as a road manager for Detroit Rock Legend, Mitch Ryder. In 2016 he founded the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium diversely consisting of students from Detroit and Downriver area schools.

Studio G - Scott A. Galeski

Scott is an award winning independent filmmaker and a retired police detective from Downriver Detroit, Michigan. His long-term commitment as a coach and mentor to at-risk and disadvantaged youth, in combination with his law enforcement career has given him a unique insite into filmmaking. In 2009 Galeski founded Ring of Fire Entertainment which has produced over 30 independent films and music videos that have screened throughout the world. He has worked as a technical advisor with HBO, Tri-Star Pictures and other production companies, provides executive security for Actor Jeff Daniels and has served as a road manager for Detroit Rock Legend, Mitch Ryder. In 2016 he founded the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium diversely consisting of students from Detroit and Downriver area schools.

Studio H - Karen St. Martin and Jan Dunbar   More info coming soon!

Studio H - Karen St. Martin and Jan Dunbar

More info coming soon!

Studio I - Porter McKeen   More info coming soon!

Studio I - Porter McKeen

More info coming soon!

Studio K - Jamie LeBouf   Born and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Jamie creates hand-crafted, artisan chocolates and confections in the kitchen at the Art Center and distributes them throughout Southeast Michigan. As a Muslim-American woman, she spent nearly 20 years abroad perfecting her craft and opened her first boutique chocolate production facility and group of retail stores in Beirut, Lebanon. Recently she has been selling her product every weekend at Eastern Market in Detroit. See more on  Instagram here .

Studio K - Jamie LeBouf

Born and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Jamie creates hand-crafted, artisan chocolates and confections in the kitchen at the Art Center and distributes them throughout Southeast Michigan. As a Muslim-American woman, she spent nearly 20 years abroad perfecting her craft and opened her first boutique chocolate production facility and group of retail stores in Beirut, Lebanon. Recently she has been selling her product every weekend at Eastern Market in Detroit. See more on Instagram here.

Studio PBS - Podbros Network   The Podbros Network has been creating and producing podcasts since 2013. Through their podcasts, they have been able to promote and help many of the local creators of the Downriver Area. When they are not podcasting, they are covering local events, helping charities and organizations, and educating everyone on how to listen to podcasts. More on their podcasts can be found on  their website here .

Studio PBS - Podbros Network

The Podbros Network has been creating and producing podcasts since 2013. Through their podcasts, they have been able to promote and help many of the local creators of the Downriver Area. When they are not podcasting, they are covering local events, helping charities and organizations, and educating everyone on how to listen to podcasts. More on their podcasts can be found on their website here.

Studio ST - Joe Hosler   Joe is an artist who has spent the last 5 years creating artworks that deliver an impact and have a story to tell. He works in various mediums and is not limited to aerosol paints, airbrush, acrylics, pencil, and ink. As he is growing in popularity, he has been commissioned to create various murals in the Downriver community. His work can be seen on  Instagram here .

Studio ST - Joe Hosler

Joe is an artist who has spent the last 5 years creating artworks that deliver an impact and have a story to tell. He works in various mediums and is not limited to aerosol paints, airbrush, acrylics, pencil, and ink. As he is growing in popularity, he has been commissioned to create various murals in the Downriver community. His work can be seen on Instagram here.