Guitars Not Guns is a non-profit organization provide guitars and lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence.

Our program is targeted to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8-18 using high teacher-to-student ratios. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students with three adult instructors. Each program is 8 weeks long with a one hour session each week.

In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance & discipline and build self-esteem. More importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting.

Those kids who complete the full 8 week program have earned the right to keep the guitar and are invited to return for a second 8-week session of more advanced instruction. They’ve earned it!

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Art Guitars and Signed Guitars Silent Auction Fundraiser

October 6, from 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Hip Vintage & Handmade, and singer/songwriter Caroline Aiken invite you to a silent-auction fundraising exhibit of ART GUITARS to benefit Guitars Not Guns, a charity that provides guitars and music lessons to at-risk children.
Please note that GnG is not “anti gun” but is a program offering an alternative to gun violence.

The art guitars have been made by a variety of talented artists including B52s Cindy Wilson, Pylon’s Vanessa Hay, Nana Grisold’s Matte Catharte, Australian painter John Lawson, folk artist Tex Crawford, painters Mark Nix, Lyndon Tewkesbury, Gerald Turner, actress Mallory Moye among others. Also auctioned … guitars signed by Los Lobos and others.

Live music. Refreshments.

ALL proceeds support

For more information, please contact Caroline Aiken.
Click here to access the Facebook Event.