Updated: Oct 18, 2018
Sure! I can paint on guitars! That was my response when I was contacted by Budweiser and asked if I could paint a guitar live in front of a very large audience during their music festival.
I have painted a guitar before (a custom Taylor Guitar). As I’m concerned, just about any surface can be painted on with acrylics!
This summer, Budweiser, Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to team up and take their annual Made in America Festival on tour around the US. The idea is to bring culture, arts, music, and Budweiser together for a fun night in just about every major city. On their stop in Minneapolis, I was asked to paint a guitar in front of a live audience—a very loud, audience as you can see! It took me about 3.5 hours to finish the guitar from a blank white canvas to the finished project, which is a tribute to the Minneapolis music scene. If you’re from Minneapolis, you’ll likely recognize the iconic stars!
The guitar was sent on with the Budweiser tour, joining fellow guitars from other artists from various cities on the tour. Its final stop is at the big Made in America Music Festival in Philadelphia, where it will be on permanent display.
The guitar took me about 2.5 hours to complete and I did it while doing my best to stay focused! The music was really loud and the drinks were flowing! And if you’re wondering, no, I didn’t get to meet Beyonce or Jay-Z (bummer). Maybe next time?!
Big thank you to Budweiser for having me be a part of this fun event! I had a blast.