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GuitarTown Fact Sheet

What: The GuitarTown Project is a public arts program that features 10-foot tall fiberglass guitars and regular size guitars artistically designed by visual artists and musical artists, sponsored by local businesses and individuals.

When: The sculptures will be on display from July ’05 to January ‘06, after which they will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting designated Nashville non-profit and charitable organizations.

Charitable Organizations: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The United Way, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Downtown District.

Who: The project is administered through the Gibson Foundation, a 501 ©3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life through its support of the arts, education, health and welfare, and environmental causes.

Current Guitar Sculpture Sponsors Include: 103 WKDF, The Tennessean, WSMV TV - Channel 4, The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, BMI, CMT, Vanderbilt University, Warner Bros. Records, Pancake Pantry, Tennessee Auto Auction, William Morris Agency, Charlie Daniels Band, The Hadden Group/Tom Black, TVZ Records, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Prewitt Fiberglass, Captain D's, Purity Dairy, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, ASCAP, Waddy and Patterson, Barbara Orbison Productions, UPS, Bellsouth, Curb Records, Legends Corner, the Stage on Broadway, Warner Bros. Records, and a Private Charitable Foundation. Gibson Guitar is the presenting sponsor. To be a sponsor, please contact isla.waters@gibson.com.

Visual Artists Include: Dani Aguila, Sheila B, Jennifer Casiello, Barbara Coon, Brad Gaidos, Michael Cooper, Trey Eckles, Elizabeth French, Rob Hendon, Doug Jones, Rachel Kice, Alan Rhody, Harold Kraus, Sharon Rusch-Shaver, Marsha Rusk, Staci Garner Spivak, Ron Sweeney, Eileen Wallach, Will VanZandt, Brian Tull, Manuel, Jim Sherrraden, Paige Easter, Dan Goostree, Dawn Hale, Brooke Sisco, Katherine Falk, Robert Love Claire Burns, Barbara Gronefeld, Paul Chase, Bryan C. Adams, Katie Schulz, Jennifer Quigley, Julianna Ericson, Joe Sorci, Jason Sorey, George Hamaker, Brittany Luplow, Melodi Crain, Didi Latina, Roxanne Charrette, Laurie Relleva, Leslie Roberts, Lyle Carbajal, Sara Lutenbacher, Sharon Massey, Spring Barnickle, Stacey Klinger, Thurman Rivers, Ynette Newman, Heather Thorsby, Linsdey Bailey, Sheryl Spencer, Dawna Coleman, Vance Landers, Dean Dixon, Lucy Ray, Heather Thorsby and Paul Sacky.

Country Music Artists Include: Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd, Buddy Jewell, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Deana Carter, Michael W. Smith, John Michael Montgomery, Troy Gentry, Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Muzik Mafia, JoDee Messina, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, Phil Vassar, Lee Ann Womack, Julie Roberts, Jamie O’Neal, Cledus T. Judd, Steve Cropper, Lee Roy Parnell, Tracy Lawrence and Diamond Rio.

Want to be a sponsor?

About Sponsorship:
The Guitartown project is administered through the Gibson Foundation, a 501 C3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life through its support of the arts, education, health and welfare and environmental causes.

As presenting sponsor of the Guitartown Project, Gibson Guitar, a Nashville based corporation, provided the project with an initial $50,000 to help underwrite initial costs. Additional income for the Guitartown Project is being raised through various levels of sponsorship and a collectible book to be issued in 2005.

Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum Level (10 foot Sculpture with Country Music Celebrity) $10,000
Gold Level (Regular sized guitar with Country Music celebrity) $6,000
Silver Level (10 foot Sculpture painted by Visual Artist) $7,500

Each sponsorship level includes the cost of the guitar sculpture or guitar and administrative costs associated with the production and servicing:

  Sculpture:
Artist Honorarium
Art Supplies for Artist:
Sculpture Plaque
Base Production
Sandbags for Base
Storage
Moving and Placement
Administration

Total:

$1,800
$500
$300
$100
$150
$100
$50
$150
$350

$3,500
Additional funds raised from sponsorship go directly to beneficiaries and will be presented on behalf of all sponsors in February 2006.

Beneficiaries

 

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR?
Be a part of this exciting community project! Go HERE for more information on how to get involved!