Press Release: Local Artists Create Art From Old Musical Instruments Donated To HFM
At Hungry for Music, our mission is to get instruments into the hands of kids who are eager to learn but can’t afford to buy their own. We collect a lot of donated instruments. Some are lightly used. Some never have produced a note of music. But many have exhausted their usefulness – as musical instruments.
We get asked frequently, “What do you do with the instruments that don’t work anymore?”
What if they could be used for something else? It turns out they can. In fact, it turns out they can be transformed into remarkably striking art.
We plan to throw a party with great music, food and drink, and show and sell that art to benefit Hungry for Music. The event will be Nov. 8 at the Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom, 709 G Street NW, Suite 400, in Washington, D.C.
We teamed with local artists Ellyn Weiss and Richard Dana, old friends from our days at the Millennium Arts Studio in Southwest D.C., to find artists to transform old musical instruments into works of art.
Some 20-30 artists will participate. They will create artwork that will be sold in a silent auction that will take place during the event.
DC artists come together to support Hungry for Music with fundraiser art auction & Bluegrass, Blues, & Jazz trios providing entertainment throughout the evening
First Set – Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass
Second Set – Rick Franklin & Charles Solomon Blues
Third Set – Bohemian Caverns Jazz Trio
Live Music & Art Auction
Bluegrass/Blues/Jazz & Instruments Altered by Artists
Thursday, November 8
7 pm – 11 pm (doors 6:30)
Gibson Guitar VIP Showroom
709 G Street, Level 400
Across from National Portrait Gallery
Door to elevator, next to Redline Restaurant
Tickets (option to donate more): $30.00
If you donate $75.00 or more you receive HFM Chanukah or Christmas CD, HFM t-shirt, and an opportunity to win a $5,000.00 guitar.
Tickets available at
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