Sh-amp

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

Our mission is to create large scale mural paintings on buildings in the South Haven area.

Our Vision

This project will promote South Haven and the surrounding area as being at the heart of Michigan’sart coast” and generate more interest in visiting our community.

Our Values

We believe in expression, collaboration, and community.

Location

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 and the River Bottoms façade.

Design

The murals will be designed in collaboration between the artists and building owner(s).

 Maintenance

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!

Supply Donations

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.

Fundraising Events

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!

Coloring Contest

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,

Fundraising

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