Gibson Guitar Corporation has chosen Waukesha, the birth and resting place of Les Paul, inventor of the solid body electric guitar, for an encore of its nationally acclaimed GuitarTown public arts project.
GuitarTown Waukesha 2013 will build on the momentum of last year and feature 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars, regular sized guitars, and professional murals to be artistically designed by local students and nationally acclaimed visual artists, and displayed in front of the city’s landmarks and businesses. Each guitar sculpture and mural will celebrate a musician, personality, or artist unique to the region’s history with sponsorship by local businesses and individuals.
The GuitarTown Project will unite the Waukesha area business and cultural communities. The mission of the project is to raise funds to better the lives of those served by local non-profit organizations, including music and art programs within the Waukesha schools, Habitat for Humanity and The Food Pantry of Waukesha County.
The launch of Waukesha GuitarTown Encore is scheduled for the weekend of June 7th, 2013 in honor of Les Paul’s birthday. Events to occur include a private reception, musicians and celebrities, and the opening of Downtown Waukesha’s annual Friday Night Live summer music festival.
The other Gibson GuitarTown cities are:
|● Sunset Strip (Hollywood)||● Austin|
|● Cleveland||● Nashville|
|● Miami||● London|