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5th Annual Handmade Music Exhibition

Date(s): 9/21/2013

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emerson House 420 N. Main St. (Emerson House is part of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.)
The one-day exhibit of locally handmade musical instruments from area artisans will include acoustic, and electric guitars, theramins, violins, drums and other unique handmade instruments demonstrated by the artisans who built them. Instrument makers will give short presentations of their creations.

Approximately 20 local artisans will display their handmade musical creations and explain how and why they make their instruments. Many instruments will be for sale from a few dollars to several thousand dollars and attendees will be encouraged to play the instruments.

The event is the only one of its kind in the area and will feature the hidden talents of the local community and their ability to take simple materials and construct remarkable musical instruments completely by hand. As an educational event, there will be much to learn about how instruments are made. Instruments will be represented from renaissance to electronic, simple to elegant, amateur to professional at this locally organized free event. There will be live music and presentations all day.

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