GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP:
Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is a public art exhibit showcasing the history and legacy of The Sunset Strip. Originally launched in 2010 with 25 art guitars inspired by artists including Slash, Motley Crue, Cheech & Chong, The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne among others, GuitarTown has raised more than $106,600 for charities including Los Angeles Youth Network, which provides services for L.A.’s homeless youth; Los Angeles Fund’s “Arts Matter” campaing, which funds art and music education programs in L.A. public schools; funding for public art installations in West Hollywood; and the West Hollywood Library.
The 2013 installment of GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip will be unveiled July 17. The guitars will be on display at the Saturday, August 3 Sunset Strip Music Festival street fest before being placed along the bouleveard for public view in August. Additional guitars will be unveiled this fall.
– Danny Curnen, “The Eliminator”
Mixed media guitar inspired by the music and influence of rock and roll band ZZ Top. (Performances at Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)
– Eugene Daub, “Blondie Sunset Strip”
Mixed media guitar inspired by the music and influence of Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. (Performed at the Whisky.)
– Simone Gad, “Dolly Parton and The Sunset Strip”
Mixed media guitar inspired by country music legend Dolly Parton. (Performed at The Roxy.)
– Tsipi Mani, “Unvarnished”
Mixed media guitar celebrating 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival honoree Joan Jett. (Performances at the Whisky.)
– Juliana Martinez, “Don Jose, Que Chévere!”
Tile and mixed media guitar inspired by legendary guitarist Jose Feliciano. (Performed at The Roxy, Whisky.)
– Kathy Rose, “Alanis Morissette Utopia”
Guitar embellished with semi-precious stones, natural material and mixed media. Inspired by the music and message of singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette. (Performances at the Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)
– Mike Shinoda, “Soldier In Repose”
Acrylic and spray paint. Linkin Park’s first shows ever were played on Sunset Boulevard. In this illustration, the band’s iconic “Hybrid Theory” soldier is shown in a moment of reflection. (Performances at The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)
– Lyle Tuttle & Mark Phillips, “Tribute To My Friend, Janis Joplin”
Mixed media guitar celebrating the colorful music career of Janis Joplin. The design features her portrait, signature, tattoos and other mementos of her life. (Performed at the Whisky.)
– Kat Von D, “City Of Angels”
Graphite on paper and graphic wrap guitar using tattoo art inspiration to celebrate Los Angeles.
– Stacey Wells, “Welcome To My Nightmare”
Paint and mixed media guitar inspired by musician Alice Cooper. (Performances at the Whisky, House of Blues Sunset Strip.)
– The Wizard, “Forever Changes”
Graphic wrap guitar inspired by iconic 1960s L.A. band Love. (Performed at the Whisky.)
For more information about Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip and artist bios, please visit www.gibson.com/sunset-strip.
PARKING ON THE SUNSET STRIP:
The Sunset Strip stretches from the City of West Hollywood’s borders: Havenhurst to the east and Sierra Drive to the west. This 1.6 mile Strip offers many parking options for visitors, including valet, public parking lots and complimentary parking for select businesses. Public parking meters on The Sunset Strip accept credit cards.
Please note that rates for lots listed may change. We invite you to keep us updated of any pricing changes you discover. Send comments to info [at] thesunsetstrip.com with “Parking” in the subject line.