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Mural Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Peat’s Cider Social

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Mural Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Peat’s Cider Social in Stevensville

Celebration Scheduled for May 29th

Southwest Michigan’s vibrant art scene is set to receive a colorful addition as Peat's Cider Social unveils a striking new mural on Wednesday, May 29. The ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber, slated to commence at 5:00 PM, promises to celebrate local artistry and community spirit.


Skillfully crafted by the talented duo Angela and Rich Valha, the new mural adorns the patio of Peat's Cider Social, infusing the space with nostalgic flair. Angela, renowned for her expertise in watercolor, paint and chalk, brings her vision to life through intricate detailing. Her talent has garnered such titles as Best in Show and Viewers Choice at past St. Joseph Today Chalk the Block competitions. Angela’s artwork was also commissioned for United Way of SWMI and displayed at the Krasl Art Center. Complementing Angela's vision is Rich Valha, a seasoned creative director at Aisle Rocket, who infuses the mural with his graphic design skills honed through decades of working with local and national clients.


Angela says, "We were thrilled to be asked by Leah and Dan to take this on, and to be honest, a little intimidated, too. I couldn’t have done it without Rich’s expert design skills for the layout, and many hours of assistance taping, painting and cleaning to get it done. We are very proud to have our art incorporated into this amazing outdoor space that the Peat’s have created for our community."


Dan and Leah Peat, co-founders of Peat’s Original Cider, believe in the importance of supporting small businesses and local artisans. Leah says, “Since opening in March of 2020, we’ve embraced the idea of using our space to provide a platform for talented artists and community members. It’s why we host Maker Mondays once a month and our Annual Halloween Makers Market.”


All members of the press and community are invited to attend the Mural Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Peat's Cider Social on Wednesday, May 29, at 5:00 PM. Dixie Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Cart will be onsite serving up tasty food! Join us as we embark on a journey of artistic discovery and community celebration.


For media inquiries and further information, please contact:
[Dan Peat]
[Co-founder, CEO]

Peat's Cider Social
6201 Red Arrow Hwy
Stevensville, MI


About Peat's Cider Social:

Peat's Cider is a family-owned and operated business, producing hard cider and more on the family farm in Paw Paw, MI. In 2020, owners Dan and Leah Peat, in partnership with Josh and Tiffany Cosner, opened a retro combination taproom and bowling alley in Stevensville, MI serving up cider and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Gather to try their locally-made hard cider and stay to socialize over bowling and arcade games. You'll experience a sip of nostalgia with every pour when you visit the Peat's Cider Social.

About Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6, member-driven, business advocacy, and collective-impact organization proudly serving Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties. Using our expansive member-network and the power of our partnerships, we work to strengthen regional assets, advocate for regional priorities, and cultivate an economic ecosystem that prepares our region for future opportunity.


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