Welcome to 22StarvingArtist

 22StarvingArtist is a Black-family owned & operated cultural arts studio offering community enrichment classes and workshops located in Fremont, Michigan.

Our Story

The journey began in 2016 when Elijah and Ambra Norwood initiated the business concept in their Indianapolis basement. Initially, it was a humble freelancing effort centered around selling Elijah's artwork on Etsy. The moniker  "22StarvingArtist" emerged as Elijah, a 22-year-old artist, navigated the challenges of being a budding creative. 

From 2017 to 2023, the company transitioned from freelance efforts to a fully operating LLC. That road included a diverse offering of programming, workshops and product sales. In 2023, 22StarvingArtist embarked on the Artful Rhythms Tour, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  initiative providing access to the arts for underserved communities.  

Meet The Team

Ambra Norwood

Ambra is a certified yin yoga instructor, health coach, and herbalist. Her focus is on holistic healing and is passionate about enriching the lives of her students mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Elijah Norwood

Elijah Stephen is an American artist and drum circle facilitator whose work is hugely inspired by the dichotomy of corporate culture and family lifestyle. Stephen’s work juxtaposes the internal and external realities of life, often highlighting the plight of human beings working aimlessly to reach their fullest