Best Public Art

Austin GuitarTown

It began on Nov. 20, 2006, with 35 10-foot-tall fiberglass Gibson guitars, as well as 30 standard-sized showcase guitars. For the next year, the 10-foot giants would garnish Austin's popular streets, parks, restaurants, and landmarks. On Oct. 17, 2007, all of the celebrity-sponsored or -decorated guitars went up for bid, pumping $589,000 into the music, arts, and soul of our city: The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the Austin Museum of Art, American YouthWorks, and the Austin Children's Museum all benefited from the GuitarTown public art project.

Austin GuitarTown
Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ste. G-400
www.austinguitartown.com

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