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.  Check out the Creating Community Fund page to find out how YOU can help, too!

Jugendblasorchester Bipertal (JBO)

Foundry Hall and the South Haven High School Music Department coordinated a four day stay for a touring symphonic band from Bipertal, Germany.  21 hosts housed, fed, transported and entertained 51 musicians in and around South Haven from August 13th through the 16th.  (more…)


Youth Day – Interactive Flute Retreat

The non-profit organization Seven Pillars held their annual Interactive Flute Retreat in South Haven in August with a new opportunity for young musicians.  (more…)


Baseline 8th grade Legacy Mural

Foundry Hall board member and volunteer Fatima Tucker created a mural opportunity with graduating 8th graders at Baseline Middle School.  (more…)


Arts Day at Lincoln Elementary May 2019

Foundry Hall participated in Arts Day for elementary students at SHPS’s Lincoln Elementary with both a string instrument petting zoo and a watercolor painting station.  (more…)


Pete Seeger Birthday Singalong May 2019

Foundry Hall volunteer Dan Pierce and musicians from the  Song Swap group created a program of Pete Seeger’s favorites and other songs from his era to celebrate what would have been Pete’s 100th birthday.  This was the second annual celebration of folk legend Pete Seeger.  He very much would have enjoyed Foundry Hall’s efforts to create community in and around South Haven with music and art!


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…)


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