Behind every guitar is a luthier. Never heard of one?
A luthier is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments. The name “luthier” originally came from lute making, but today includes makers of acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, violins, cellos, and basses.
On October 12 – 14 Hallowell welcomes you to celebrate the craft of lutherie at the 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase at central Maine’s “New Orleans on the Kennebec”, with a gallery exhibition of Maine made instruments, craft demonstrations, and great live performances at auditoriums, restaurants, and pubs in the most charming, and rocking, downtown north of Portland.
The 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase is brought to you by the City of Hallowell, in partnership with The Harlow Gallery and Maine Craft Weekend, and funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Join Hallowell in celebrating big sounds from “The Little Easy”, just a short drive from Portland, at the 2nd Annual Maine Luthiers Exhibition and Music Showcase, October 12 -14. For more information visit Hallowell.org! Pass holders will have access to events in various locations around downtown Hallowell, but venue space is limited and early seating is recommended for all events and performances.
Live music performance + Maine’s premier stringed instrument makers:
- Live Music
- Maine Stringed Instrument Exhibit
- Raffle: WAV4 RADIUS Bass Guitar
- Raffle: YAMAHA Revstar Electric Guitar
- Keynote speaker: Ned Steinberger, NS Designs
- Craft Demos and Talks
- The Awesome
- Boogie Mob
- Denny Breau
- The Cowboy Angels
- Ellen Gawler & Friends
- Ellis Falls
- Katie Daggett
- Katie Matzell Trio
- Mes Amis
- Tiger Saw
- Mark Horn
- Maine Academy of Modern Music
- Pineland Suzuki