Creating Community Works!

Creating Community Projects

All of these projects were coordinated by Foundry Hall volunteers!  Grant funding, sponsorships and donations are used to pay musicians, sound engineering and supplies.  We do an amazing amount of work with our small budget!

Winter 2019 Chocolate, Wine and Jazz

Foundry Hall and Lake Michigan College partnered this winter to create an event celebrating the LMC Jazz Ensembles and regional favorite Ivan Akansiima and his trio.  Paired with LMC wine from their Vintner program and chocolates created by the LMC Culinary Arts program the event was a great success! (more…)


Winter 2018-19 Artist in Residence

Ugandan musician Samuel Nalangira moved to town for four months to share his music, dance and songwriting talents as well as his good natured spirit. (more…)


Fall 2018 Mural Projects at North Shore Elementary and Baseline Middle Schools

In November, Sh-amp (South Haven Area Mural Project) and Foundry Hall collaborated with North Shore Elementary Students to complete a ceiling mural at the South Haven Ice Rink (rental area).  (more…)


Asaran Earth Trio Project in South Haven Public Schools

Touring musicians from New York, but originally from Italy, Brazil and Hungary, lead workshops with students for two days and performed for the community October 12th. (more…)


Baseline Mural by Tyler Voorhees

Sh-amp artist, Tyler Vorhees, is painting a mural depicting the history of South Haven in  workers of its storied past. This first section completed during school hours in the fall 2018, focuses on the lumber industry as well as fruit farming. (more…)


The 2nd Annual South Haven Jazz Festival!

Foundry Hall proudly presented two evenings of jazz in Dyckman Park.  This free festival showcased fabulous local and regional jazz musicians and served regional craft beer and Cogdal Vineyard wine under the trees in Dyckman Park.  For info on next year’s festival visit our Jazz Festival page.


August 2018 Community Picnic

Foundry Hall helped Ward 1 CAC, PUSH, Epiphany Church and YDC create an end of summer community picnic at Elkenburg Park.  (more…)


Summer 2018 Riverfront Concert Series

This year marks the fourth year that Foundry Hall has booked, sponsored and hosted the Riverfront Concert Series for the City of South Haven.  (more…)


Books By the Beach – Instrument Making

Tunebugs volunteers created a fun activity to add to the SHPS “Books by the Beach” program made possible by dedicated SHPS teacher Heather Chalupa.  We had fun experimenting with popsicle stick “harmonicas” with lots of young friends.  We brought a few instruments along, too, for the kids to learn about and play.


We’ve been doing this kind of stuff for 10+ years, but we’re still working on getting this page up to date.