The Hustle: Fixers & Helpers and Caregivers

NOW OPEN through April 9, 2023 in the Allesee Gallery of Culture

Detroit’s Black community has a long-standing tradition of entrepreneurship that dates to the early 1800s with masons, loggers, farmers and traders. In our modern era of box stores and conglomerates, Detroit still contains a rich mosaic of small Black-owned businesses that keep the city thriving, despite decades of economic hardship. Detroiters have developed a strong culture of work and determination. To succeed in Detroit, you need to know how to hustle. 

See the second exhibition in our series, featuring Fixers & Helpers and Caregivers

Honorees were selected from crowd-sourced nominations earlier this year:


The Fixers:

  • Adrienne Bennett Benkari LLC (18427 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit)
  • Jarrell Lowman - Handy Relocations
  • Orson Porter - Orson's Collision & Auto Repair (19541 Grand River Ave., Detroit)

Helpers and Caregivers:

& Others:

  • Arthur C. Davis - “A Work of Art” Executive Protection
  • Mykolas Rambus Hush

The Hustle is sponsored by Gilbert Family Foundation, Toyota Motor North America, AAA-The Auto Club Group, Bank of AmericaPNC BankJPMorgan Chase and Dykema.

Media sponsors: Michigan Chronicle and The LEE Group.


Photos by Andre Smith