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Lighthouse Art Project Coming to St. Clair Shores

The St. Clair Shores Cool City Committee will hold a community art project this summer with decorated lighthouses that will be placed throughout the community.

The St. Clair Shores Cool City Committee hope a lighthouse community art project will be a beacon for visitors to the city this summer.

Members of the committee recently announced the project which will place 24 uniquely decorated lighthouses throughout St. Clair Shores.

"People think of (St. Clair Shores) is synonymous with the lake we are on, and we thought a lighthouse would be a good project," said Bob Fetter, member of the committee. "It will showcase the community pride and creativity of our citizens and our community."

The project is similar to the frogs displayed in Grosse Pointe and sheep in Rochester in recent years.

But this will be a St. Clair Shores-specific project. The lighthouses are 52 inches tall, and were designed specifically for this project by local artist Dennis Garascia. 

Each lighthouse, which includes the St. Clair Shores logo at the base of the sculpture, is being reproduced free-of-charge by the Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local 514 as part of their apprenticeship program.

The lighthouses will be delivered unfinished to sponsors, and decorated by local artists. They will be on display from June to September.

Three of the lighthouses will be given to the city, and one will be given to each school district, to decorate. The remaining 18 are available to sponsored for $500 each. The sponsor will have an option of keeping the Lighthouse as a keepsake or donating it to the charity auction. 

For additional information about the program, or to sponsor a lighthouse, contact Fetter at robert_fetter@hotmail.com or (586) 764-0931.

shawn nicholson February 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Thank you and Congratulations to the Cool City Committee for bringing this awesome idea to reality. It is going to be exciting to see how the talented SCS residents and business move forward with their decorating ideas.
Rick Swanquist February 15, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Great Idea Cool Cities. It's good to see people thinking outside the box. Lets make this a GREAT EVENT for the city of St Clair Shores.
Kathy February 15, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Love the lighthouse just wondering if you will be offering them for sale to the residents of Saint Clair Shores. I would love to buy one for my yard.
Jenny February 16, 2013 at 01:38 PM
I agree great idea. I always love to see these kinds of things in other cities. I can't wait to see them on display at local businesses.
James February 21, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Lighthouses? How about something more appropriate ... RATS!
Cool City Committee of St. Clair Shores February 28, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Initially, the sponsorships are available to local businesses and civic organizations for display throughout the summer. They are not available to individual residents for sponsorship. At the end fo the summer there will be a charity auction where individuals will be able to bid on several of the lighthouses. The charity will be a charity of the bidder's choice. SCS Cool City Committee
Blair March 09, 2013 at 09:22 PM
What a great idea Cool Cities! Very Cool. Gilbert's is sponsoring one today! Blair Gilbert we have enough rats already.

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