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. Continue reading “Baseline Mural by Tyler Voorhees”
Create with the South Haven Area Mural Project!
Our first community paint project took place on March 13th at the South Haven Brewpub. Families and friends spent a couple of hours painting together on individual squares which were put together to create one piece. It was so much fun and did generate some funding for the Sh-amp project! We’ll do it again soon – stay tuned!
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!