The Guitartown Project
Orlando GuitarTown is a public arts project featuring 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul Guitar Sculptures that are to be artistically designed by Florida based visual artists and celebrities along with smaller Showcase Ephiphone Les Paul guitars. The guitar sculptures will be placed throughout Downtown Orlando in front of city landmarks and businesses which will serve as an artistic reminder and display of Orlando's great musical heritage. This is a great opportunity for Florida based visual artists and celebrities to be involved with a unique public arts project.
The project will showcase regional artists, musical artists, create partnerships in the community, promote tourism, and provide much needed funding for the charity. A series of ten-foot guitar sculptures will be painted by visual artists of the community and presented in an exclusive exhibit in the city. Once the exhibit has run for the selected amount of time, the sculptures and guitars will be auctioned off for charity in a gala event that is also live online and in broadcast. GuitarTown project have been completed in Nashville, Austin and London and have resulted in huge media coverage, hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for select charities, great celebrity involvement and additional opportunities for tourism.
Gibson Guitar and the Gibson Foundation along with a steering committee made up of "Who's Who" in the city of Orlando are honored to play a role in determining what art work makes its way onto one of these incredible sculptures. It is a simple concept but one that will have a huge impact in the community and provide enormous publicity and promotion for the visual artist.
To download a tentative Orlando GuitarTown timeline, click here.
For more information on GuitarTown Orlando, interested parties can call a toll-free hotline at 1-866-321-4212 or go to the frequently updated: www.orlandoguitartown.com.