Celebrate with us as we kick off the Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Festival 2017 at the R. Blitzer Gallery. Meet and greet with the Luthiers, observe instruments up close, enjoy live music played on local Santa Cruz instruments, and food and drink all night long!
Explore instruments handmade by luthiers of Santa Cruz County being presented in a six-week exhibit at the R. Blitzer Gallery.
We will be set up at the Museum of Art & History in Downtown Santa Cruz for an exciting night of events featuring a guitar building demonstration by Hill Guitar Company, live music, and one of a kind art pieces inspired by the Luthiers of Santa Cruz. Don't forget to bring the kids, there will be an arts and crafts section to include fun for all!
GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.
Andrew York is one of today’s best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble.