Juergen Strigenz discusses his 10-foot Gibson Les Paul guitar titled "Lake Country Summer" with young artist Nancy Uribe at the Waukesha GuitarTown gala Thursday night. Uribe, a sophomore at Waukesha South, also painted a 10-foot guitar through La Casa de Esperanza.
Ryan Guthrie (right) discusses his guitar with Nancy Uribe, a 10th-grader from Waukesha South High School who painted a 10-foot guitar with La Casa de Esperanza. Guthrie created the guitar with his dad and grandfather. The trio was also part of GuitarTown I last year.
Dan Taylor shows off his playable Gibson Les Paul guitar he painted for the GuitarTown project. Taylor's guitar is titled "Iridium," in honor of the New York City jazz club that Les Paul played at during his life. Taylor's dad, Bill, also painted a regular-sized guitar last year for Waukesha GuitarTown.
Dale Knaak browses through the playable guitars at the Waukesha GuitarTown gala Thursday night. Knaak is a member of the Walldogs, a nationally-acclaimed group of mural artists who are in Waukesha this week to paint five murals around downtown for the GuitarTown project. Knaak praised the GuitarTown events and the community support he has received since arriving in Waukesha.
Waukesha GuitarTown T-shirts were passed out at the gala Thursday night. The shirts were designed by local artist Jeff Seymour, who first presented the GuitarTown idea to Mayor Jeff Scrima a couple years ago.
Flo Winzenried's 10-foot Gibson Les Paul guitar sits outside The Rotunda Thursday night. Her guitar is called "Girls Rule" and depicts female musicians who have used a Les Paul guitar during their careers.