South Haven Area Mural Project
Who We Are
South Haven Area Mural Project (Sh-amp) is a new satellite branch of Foundry Hall. We are an artist collective representing local business owners and residents who want to participate in the City of South Haven’s beautification initiative. We believe that the often overlooked areas – alleyways and side streets – offer a great opportunity for collaborative public art projects. Many of these areas are highly visible and near large parking lots. The murals we create will catch the eye of visitors, offer locals a more pleasing environment, and encourage public interaction with art.
Our mission is to create large scale mural paintings on buildings in the South Haven area.
This project will promote South Haven and the surrounding area as being at the heart of Michigan’s “art coast” and generate more interest in visiting our community.
We believe in expression, collaboration, and community.
Our current project for 2017 will be concentrate on the alleyway north of Phoenix Street connecting Kalamazoo and Center street including the back side of Captain Nemo’s, The Elks Lodge’s boarded windows, the River Bottoms façade, and the back side of the Golden Brown Bakery.
The murals will be designed in collaboration between the artists and building owner(s).
Murals will be sealed with a graffiti resistant clear coat, further maintenance will be the responsibility of the building owner.
Painting is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 21st, 2017 and we need your help to make that goal!
If you have old paint brushes, rolling pans or craft supplies laying around under utilized donate them to us! Donation of supplies can be dropped off at Captain Nemo’s or the South Haven Elks Lodge.
We will be holding a series of fundraising events known as Sh-amp Parties. According to an Urban Dictionary Definition “Shamp” is the act of wearing a lamp shade ones head. Sh-amp parties will include a fun night of lamp shade decorating. These lamp shades will then be worn upon your head at the Sh-amp Opening Party. For $30, we will provide the lamp shades and craft supplies. Have your own lamp shade? Cool! Bring it. For $20 you can use our supplies to jazz it up.
Saturday, May 6th – South Haven Elks Lodge – 5pm-8pm Open to the Public!
We’ll also have adult coloring pages and holding a coloring contest. 8×10 pages are $1 suggested donations and 11×14 pages are $5 suggest donation. Contest winners will receive a prize!
Materials List – Donations are appreciated for any of the following:
exterior latex paint, spray paint, base coat primer, paint brushes, rollers, scaffolding, ladders, power washer, projectors, graffiti resistant clear coat, any craft supplies, lamp shades,
Monetary donations can be made to Foundry Hall, attention: Sh-amp, or at the go-fund me site of www.gofundme.com/south-haven-area-mural-project
Calendar of Events
Saturday, May 6th – Sh-amp Fundraising Party – South Haven Elks Lodge
Sunday, May 21 – Painting begins
Friday, July 21st – Opening Party 5pm-9pm