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GuitarMania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised more than $2 million for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education activities. The project consists of 10-ft-tall guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. The inaugural GuitarMania took place in 2002, with three following acts in 2004, 2007 and 2012. You’ll find these guitars displayed on the city streets of Cleveland, in our airport and in locations throughout our community for residents and visitors to enjoy. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select from a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt or decorate them. Celebrity artists also painted and decorated guitars.

In 2016, five patriotic-themed guitars went on display in downtown Cleveland hotels and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum just in time for the RNC and summer visitors!



Cultural Harmony
Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Artists: Hector Vega and Tom Warner

Cultural Harmony



Location: Westin Cleveland
Artist: Lisa Ruschman





Freedom by Means of Expression
Location: DoubleTree Hotel
Artist: Ryan Oddo

Freedom by Means of Expression




Of Thee I Sing
Location: Aloft Cleveland
Artist: John Rivera Resto

Of Thee I Sing_OL copy




Location: Oswald Centre
Artist: Sequoia Versillee
Sponsor: Oswald Companies


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