RELEASE: Musical Instrument Artisans Gather at Marylhurst

NW Handmade Instrument Exhibit, Marylhurst University43rd annual Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit on April 28 & 29, 2018

This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit.

On April 28 and 29, 2018, more than 80 artisans from across the Pacific Northwest will gather at Marylhurst University to display – and play – all types of guitars, bowed and stringed instruments, mandolins, banjos, ukes, percussion and ancient instruments.

“We have several first-time exhibitors, including two lute makers and a Native American flute maker who will also perform on his creative masterpieces,” said Cyndy Burton, Early Music Guild of Oregon. “The ever-popular acoustic flattop guitars are aplenty, as well as classical guitars, electrics and archtops. Ukes are enjoying an incredible boom, and we have more than ever before,” she said.

Jeffrey Elliott, NW Handmade Instrument Exhibit, Marylhurst University

Classical guitar interior by Jeffrey Elliott.

There will be 30+ mini-performances by local professional musicians including Mary Flower, Mark Hanson, Travis Stine, Josiah Payne and Peter Zisa. The art of instrument making will be demonstrated by craftsmen.

“We’ll also have an on-stage display of assorted ‘Venerables’ again, our way to honor ingenuity, age, originality and humor,” Burton said. “This year’s Venerables will include an old hurdy-gurdy, a good example of all of the above.”

WHEN:                       Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE:                    Clark Commons and Wiegand Recital Hall, Marylhurst University

COST:                         General admission $3; children under 12 free

INFORMATION:     Cyndy Burton, 503.233.0836


Founded in 1893, Marylhurst University is a premier, not-for-profit, professionally focused liberal arts and business university. Marylhurst’s community of scholars, professionals and artists offers exceptional master’s degrees, bachelor’s degree completion programs, courses, continuing education and impressive arts, music and cultural events.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Pederson, Communications & Content Manager, 503.699.6247,
Cyndy Burton, Early Music Guild of Oregon, 503.233.0836,

2018-04-06T07:29:00+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Music, Releases|