“A good composer doesn’t imitate; he steals.” ~ Igor Stravinsky
Since this program was introduced at the 2003 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, it has won both state and international awards for “Best New Fund-Raising Program.” Festival sponsors, local artists, celebrities, and sports figures are invited to enter a decorated guitar. Guitar entries, either electric or acoustic, can be transformed, painted, tiled, airbrushed or gilded in gold- whatever way you wish to express yourself, the music or maybe Wildflower!.
The guitars are then put on display in the Eisemann Center and sold in a silent auction for the duration of the Festival. Proceeds from the auction benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries and the fine art programs in the secondary level of the R.I.S.D.
For more information about the program or how to enter,
Here's how the auction works:
Take a look at the design and construction of one of this year's guitars!