35 Block Parties were held in and around our South Haven community between April 22 and June 7. During that time over 1,000 blocks were decorated by residents who left their visual marks, told stories, expressed feelings, and demonstrated the joy of creating. We connected, shared ideas, laughed, and even cried. Every block is as unique as the individuals who made them. In the coming weeks, I will be sharing "Block Stories" on this blog, highlight the stories behind some of the individual creations.
This is a picture of one of three installations on display between the South Haven Center for the Arts, the South Haven Memorial Library, and The Mitten Children's Museum. They are symbolic of what is possible when we all come together and will be on display throughout the summer. Visit the three locations to see them!
Create and Connect is a community art initiative lead by artist Sarah Rydecki in collaboration with the South Haven Center for the Arts, the South Haven Memorial Library, and the Mitten Children's Museum. Dozens of other organizations and community members contributed to this project, and we are so grateful to each of you. The project is made possible through funding from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, ArtsMidwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.The project was made possible through funding from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.