ArtReach Auction Features Thirty-Two Stunning Custom-Designed Guitars

ArtReach is hosting a Guitar Art Auction to support visual arts education for youth at San Diego County schools and community centers. Proceeds from the auction directly benefit ArtReach’s free and low-cost programs for young people that may not otherwise have access to visual arts opportunities. Musicians Jason Mraz and Tom DeLonge are among the participants for this year’s art auction.


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More than 30 guitar art pieces up for auction

ArtReach was gifted brand new Fender guitars for renowned artists to transform into playable artwork through a generous donor. The custom-designed guitars feature a variety of electric and acoustic guitars as well as basses.

More than 30 guitar art pieces are available for purchase through an online auction from September 1st through October 3rd, 2021. All guitars will be on display at Mission Fed ArtWalk in the Piazza della Famiglia on October 2nd and 3rd. Bidding starts as low as $500 for the one-of-a-kind art guitars. Interested bidders can view the full selection of guitars here.


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Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has designed a Fender Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar titled “Use Your Super Powers For Good.” Tom DeLonge, of the American rock group Angels and Airwaves, designed a Gretsch Electromagnetic “Rat Rod” Guitar titled “To The Stars.”

Other participating artists in the Guitar Art Auction consist of several renowned artists, some participants at ArtWalk San Diego, supporting partner of ArtReach. Notable artists include Jeremy Sicile-Kira, Jen Duran, Hanna Gundrum, Nicholas Danger, Norm Daniels, and many more.

The guitars were skillfully and professionally re-assembled by James Hood Guitar Repair, located in Oceanside and Escondido, CA. Their talented team worked to ensure each guitar is a playable and perfectly finished piece of art.


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About ArtReach

ArtReach was founded in 2007 on the belief that all youth, regardless of zip code or socioeconomic status, benefit from the opportunity to practice creative thinking and creative doing. ArtReach Teaching Artists actively engage and collaborate with youth in San Diego through high-quality visual arts education, focusing on social-emotional learning and community connection through in-class programs and the ArtReach Mural Program.

Fundraising supports free and reduced-cost programs to Title I schools with no existing art instruction and no means to pay. For more information on ArtReach, please visit here. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates.

See you there, San Diego!

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