Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont.
Exhibit Dates: June 28, 2014 – January 3, 2015.
The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont, a traveling exhibit from the Mount Airy Regional History museum in Mount Airy, NC will open to the public Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the special exhibit gallery on the second floor of the Earl Scruggs Center. The Luthier’s Craft offers guests an experiential exploration of the traditional art of stringed instrument making as it still exists in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a focus on guitar, fiddle and banjo.
The Earl Scruggs Center is pleased to present this exhibit and honored to have its first exhibit from another museum. The exhibit includes stories of luthiers in our region and will be accompanied with related programming including demonstrations by local & regional instrument makers as well as classes where participants can build their own instruments. The exhibit will be on display until the end of the year.