ArtGuitars Now on Display
Copper’s Guitar Town includes Plethora of Family Events Aug. 13 - 15
Copper Mountain, CO…August 9, 2010…ArtGuitars are now on display at the Guitar Center in Denver and these ArtGuitars will be auctioned off during Guitar Town weekend at Copper, August 13 – 15. In the spirit of the “Chicago Cows,” artists from around the community and Colorado have designed, decorated, painted and created the ArtGuitars from damaged guitars.
The ArtGuitar Silent Auction is sponsored by Denver's Guitar Center and all guitars were generously donated by Guitar Center. These guitars are mostly damaged or otherwise unsellable as instruments, but as works of art, and as fundraisers, they are in many ways, priceless. Bids are being accepted now at Guitar Center, as well as throughout the Guitar Town weekend. There will be a gallery showing on Friday, August 13 during Guitar Town at Copper, and then these guitars will be displayed throughout the Village at Copper on Saturday - Sunday, August 14 - 15. Winning bids will be announced before the All-Star Jam on Sunday, August 15 on the main Guitar Town stage at Copper. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Copper Environmental Foundation.
In addition to the ArtGuitar Silent Auction, there are a lot of happenings at Guitar Town this year at Copper, Aug. 13 - 15: three days of free performances by guitar legends Scott Goldman, Pete Huttlinger, Kaki King, Bryan Sutton, John Jorgenson, Richard Thompson, Mark Selby, Albert Lee, Sonny Landreth, Monte Montgomery, and many more; multiple guitar workshops (one with Pete Huttlinger, another moderated by David Wilson from Tonequest Magazine, and an additional clinic put on by JamPlay), kids’ music activities, Guitar Hero & Indoor Skatebowl sessions in The Woodward at Copper Cage, a giant mural, inflatable guitars and Village activities.
For the true die-hard guitar enthusiasts out there, see your favorite Guitar Heroes live, up close and personal, with VIP side-stage seating and access to the Coors Light Lounge. Enjoy free beer, snacks, side-stage seating, a commemorative poster and reserved patio seating for Saturday & Sun, August 14 & 15. Summit Copper Mountain at 12,313 feet or celebrate two days of Guitar Town for only $123.13 per person! VIP tickets are available at www.copperguitartown.com and will be available for pick-up Friday, August 13 before the show at the Copper Information Center adjacent to Burning Stones Plaza.
Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more going on during Guitar Town, we throw the Mountain Home and Outdoor Expo your way as well. The Mountain Home and Outdoor Expo, presented by the Summit County Builder’s Association, showcases the region’s best designers, builders and green practices. With exhibitors that cater to your home and outdoor lifestyle, presentations will range from cooking tips/ideas and the most recent green practices, to pet training and remodeling tips. Meet and chat with non-profit organizations that support our mountain communities and help support the Summit County Food Bank and other local organizations that provide community assistance. Visit www.summitcountybuilders.org for more information.
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For the most up-to-date info, including a detailed schedule of events, visit the official Guitar Town website, www.CopperGuitarTown.com.
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