Tunebugs

Tunebugs is a drop-in music exploration program held every Friday at 10:30am at the South Haven Memorial Library.  Led by Foundry Hall volunteers Lotte Resek and Michael Vanden Tak, Tunebugs is geared toward children ages 1-5 and their families. Singing songs, exploring instruments and have musical fun with friends and family, Tunebugs is also a great opportunity to practice taking turns and playing together while trying new things.  Like “Tunebugs” on facebook to keep up with any scheduling information and other info…

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Middle School Guitar Club

Kids Guitar Club is an opportunity for middle school kids playing or wanting to get started playing to learn from each other offered at Baseline Middle School 2:45-3:30.

A social environment makes it more fun and a chance to get comfortable playing with others.  Led by a Foundry Hall volunteer there is some education infused into the group, but we want it to be about what the group is interested in learning.  Donation guitars are greatly appreciated – send us a message if you have one in a closet or you’re upgrading and want to have your old one go to a good cause!

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Teen Open Mic

Teen Open Mic!  On the second Tuesday of the month we set up a teen open mic at Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle (315 Broadway).   This is an open mic/talent share/social opportunity for the younger musicians, poets, artists, etc. in the area.  We’d love to have some younger people help us run it, plan the next one and participate.  Give us a shout if you want to help!

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African Dance & Drumming Workshops

Foundry Hall Artist in Residence, Samuel Nalangira, leads workshops at Epiphany Church.  Using traditional, handmade African instruments and Samuel’s original music students learn drumming techniques, rhythms and African dance styles all in a fun, supportive, engaging environment!

For Kids: Tuesdays @5pm (all ages, under 8 needs adult accompaniment)

For Adults: Fridays @7pm (all ages and abilities)

$10/workshop (Pay at the event)

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About Sh-amp

South Haven Area Mural Project 

South Haven Area Mural Project (Sh-amp) is an artist collective creating large scale art inspiring and beautifying our community.  As a subsidiary of Foundry Hall, we are working to build community through the presentation of public art as well as creating opportunities to participate in the creation of art.

Working with local businesses, residents and the city, Sh-amp is creating large scale murals in the often overlooked areas – parking lots and side streets. The murals catch the eye of visitors, offer locals a more pleasing environment, and encourage public interaction with art.

Freely accessible public art expresses the uniqueness of our town and celebrates the local art community.  Inspiring our school age children with art is beneficial in cognitive, social and emotional development.  Public art ensures that everyone has access, everyone has a chance to benefit.

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 while supporting the local art community. Please support this on-going program by making a tax deductible contribution today.

Thank you Lake Shore Paint for your ongoing support of these projects!

Thank you to the Albermarle Foundation for sponsorship of the Broadway Street murals!

Thank you to Gino’s East for the opportunity to create murals inside your restaurant!

Thank you to Beyer Construction for an early donation that helped jump start the whole project!

And thank you to all of the donations from our supportive community members!  We love being artists in South Haven!

Sh-amp projects

 

 

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