Gibson Guitar chose the birth and resting place of guitar legend Les Paul for one of its acclaimed GuitarTown community arts project. Waukesha GuitarTown features 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars, and a series of regular size Gibson guitars, artistically designed by acclaimed Wisconsin artists and displayed in front of the city’s landmarks and businesses.
Each guitar celebrates a musician, personality or artist unique to the region’s history, with guitar sculptures sponsored by local businesses and individuals.
The Waukesha GuitarTown Project unites the Waukesha area music, art and business communities with a mission to raise funds to better the lives of those served by local charitable organizations, including Waukesha school music and art programs, the new Waukesha County Museum Les Paul exhibit, and the new Waukesha Community Health Center.
The launch event occurred this past June 1st, in honor of Les Paul’s birthday.
Other Gibson GuitarTown cities include Los Angeles, Cleveland, Miami, Orlando, Austin, Nashville and London.
The local news station (Fox 6) took an in depth look at the making of and meaning behind Guitartown in Waukesha this summer. Watch this exclusive video of two of the artists actually from the hometown of Les Paul toiled away with the project of a lifetime.
You just may recognize one of them…
[CLICK HERE] to see several progress shots of Tom as he painted the 10-foot guitar and to find out how you can order a print of the photo above!