ACQUIRING A MURAL
Murals can be applied to virtually any surface both interior and exterior. If you are interested in a mural please contact me; we will arrange a time to meet, look over the intended space and discuss themes. I will work on design ideas, a budget and include recommendations on how to prepare the desired space(s) for a mural. Pricing is based on theme and size with paint costing $1.50 square foot.
The murals are painted with Golden brand artist’s acrylic (www.goldenpaints.com). According to the paint company’s specifications, the chosen pigments will provide 30 years of longevity in full sun without noticeable fading when preserved with the appropriate top-coating. While most murals are painted directly onto a wall some are painted on MDO plywood and mounted to walls. In exterior applications MDO has a lifespan of only 15 years. Urethane sign foam is also available and will last practically forever but is often price prohibitive.
View a larger map of Conrad Kaufman's Murals
TAKE A TOUR! (click on address for map.)
WHERE TO EAT
Bimbo’s Pizza, (338 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, 349-3134, www.bimbospizza.com.
Food Dance Café, www.fooddance.net, 401 E Michigan, Kalamazoo MI 49007, 269-382-1888.
Bravo!, www.bravokalamazoo.com, 5402 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo MI 49002, 269-344-7700.
GO ON A LIBRARY TOUR
Portage Public Library, www.portagelibrary.info, youth and preschool area in basement, 300 Library Ln, Portage MI 49002, 269-329-4544.
Kalamazoo Public Library, www.kpl.gov, Alice in Wonderland room, 315 S. Rose, Kalamazoo MI 49007, 269-342-9837.
Richland Public Library, www.richlandlibrary.org, children’s area in basement, 8951 Park, Richland MI 49083, 269-629-9085.
Ransom Public Library, Plainwell, www.ransomlibrary.org, children’s area, 180 S Sherwood, Plainwell MI 49, 269-685-8024.
TAKE A HISTORY TOUR
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, www.kvcc.edu, 2nd floor regional history exhibit, 230 N Rose, Kalamazoo MI 49003, 1-800-722-3370.
HOW MANY POEMS CAN YOU FIND IN KALAMAZOO?
Acme Bedding, www.acmebedding.com, East face. 440 W Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo MI 49007, 269-345-6450.
Gordon Water, www.gordonwater.com, South face, 618 E Crosstown, Kalamazoo MI 49001, 269-382-0068.
Park Trade Center, www.parktradescenter.com, Northeast corner, 326 W Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo MI 49007.
“Fireflies”, 125 W. Exchange Place, Kalamazoo,
GO TO A FARMER’S MARKET- Support our local gowers and take some vegies home!
Bank Street Farmers Market, 1200 Bank St, Kalamazoo MI. Look across the street toward the Bank Street Bingo Hall. Open Saturdays from May through November.
South Haven Farmers Market, corner of Hubbard and Phoenix Streets. Check out the Farmers Market Mural. Open Saturdays, May through October. (this one has no specific address but a map of the downtown will show the location).
STAY THE NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT!
Henderson Castle, www.hendersoncastle.com, Earth/Sky Room, 100 Monroe, Kalamazoo MI 49006, 269-344-1827.
Sherwood Forest, www.sherwoodforestbandb.com, Tree Tops Room, 938 W Center, Douglas MI 49453, 1-800-838-1246.