GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP:
Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is a public art exhibit showcasing the history and legacy of The Sunset Strip. Originally launched in 2010 with 25 art guitars inspired by artists including Slash, Motley Crue, Cheech & Chong, The Runaways, Ozzy Osbourne among others, GuitarTown raised more than $54,000 for charities including Los Angeles Youth Network, West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs (for public art on The Sunset Strip) and the West Hollywood Library.
GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip relaunched in March 2012 with the first round of guitars from locally and nationally renowned artists. The guitars will be auctioned for charity on Feb. 22, 2013, at Bonhams Los Angeles. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Fund's "Arts Matter" campaign, which funds art and music education programs in Los Angeles public schools.
-"Bella Donna" mosaic tile guitar inspired by Stevie Nicks. Created by Roberto Chojniak.
-"Black Eyed Peas" acrylic and photo-wrap guitar inspired by the Black Eyed Peas. Created by Tsipi Mani.
-"British Invasion" acrylic painted guitar celebrating British bands and musicians who have influenced rock and roll and The Sunset Strip. Created by Todd Williamson and signed by producer/signer/songwriter Peter Asher.
-"The Butterfly Effect" mixed media guitar celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Bar & Grill, a landmark that has hosted rock legends, including John Lennon, Elton John, Ozzy, Led Zeppelin, over the years. Created by Nic Adams.
-"Cosmic Essence" acrylic painted guitar inspired by Donovan. Created by Grammy Award-winning artist John Kosh and signed by Donovan.
-"Electric Warrior" acrylic painted guitar inspired by Marc Bolan of T-Rex. Created by Shepard Fairey.
-"Festival Guitar" acrylic painted guitar created by attendees at the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival, celebrating community.
-"Freedom" acrylic expressionist work celebrating freedom and spontaneity as well as The Sunset Strip's role in allowing musicians to blaze their own paths. Created by Lana Gomez.
-"I Feel Good" mixed media guitar inspired by the music and legacy of James Brown. Created by Miles Regis.
-"'Jack' & Jim Marshall Tribute Guitar" graphic photowrap guitar utilizing the photographs of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. The guitar features a photo session with The Rolling Stones. Created by Signature Creative.
-"Jersey Devil" acrylic painted guitar inspired by guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society). Created by John Irwin and signed by Zakk Wylde.
-"Moms Not Bombs" mixed media guitar that references The Sunset Strip, the birthplace for the artist, as well as celebrates the artist's mom, Gillian Eaton. Created by Tristan Eaton.
-"The Music Machine" acrylic painted guitar that pays homage to Van Halen by utilizing the red, black and white colors of Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitar. Created by Stephen M. Taylor.
-"Nothing's Shocking" acrylic painted guitar inspired by Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking album as well as the band’s self-titled album recorded live at The Roxy Theatre in 1987. Created by Ryan McCann.
-"People Of The Sun" mixed media guitar inspired by Rage Against The Machine's song of the same title. Created by Edgar Pasten.
-"Roadhouse Blues" acrylic painted guitar inspired by the music and legacy of The Doors. Created by RISK and signed by John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.
-“Sunset Strip Music Festival Autographed Guitar” graphic-wrapped guitar celebrating the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival. Signed by members of Dead Sara (Emily Armstrong, Siouxsie Medley, Sean Friday, Chris Null), Black Label Society (Zakk Wylde, Nick Catanese, Chad Szeliga) and Bad Religion (Jay Bentley).
-“There’s Something Happening Here” mosaic guitar celebrating the music and spirit of Buffalo Springfield. Created by Juliana Martinez and signed by Stephen Stills.
For more information about Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip and artist bios, please visit www.gibson.com/sunset-strip.
PARKING ON THE SUNSET STRIP:
The Sunset Strip stretches from the City of West Hollywood's borders: Havenhurst to the east and Sierra Drive to the west. This 1.6 mile Strip offers many parking options for visitors, including valet, public parking lots and complimentary parking for select businesses. Public parking meters on The Sunset Strip accept credit cards.
Please note that rates for lots listed may change. We invite you to keep us updated of any pricing changes you discover. Send comments to info [at] thesunsetstrip.com with "Parking" in the subject line.
To explore the full parking options or to print a version of the walking map, please click the above map icon.