Community and Business

Thursday, February 27th, from 11:00am - 12:00pm, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will present a talk by local luthier Chris Capozzoli.

Chris will describe the processes behind building his unique boutique guitars that are currently featured in the Museum’s exhibition Sound Machines: Stringed Instruments by the Capozzoli Guitar Company.

Participants will learn about the creative and construction process behind Capozzoli’s guitar construction, focusing on his electric archtop and acoustic archtop designs. He will also present a brief history of the guitar and how to select the best woods for optimal sound.

The exhibit will remain on display at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum until April 11th and features over twenty handcrafted guitars built here in the High Country. The guitars range from acoustic, electric, and bass. Much of the wood used to make them is repurposed from local resources such as old barns.

Guest curated by Willard Watson III, the exhibition also features photographs of Capozzoli and his instruments captured by Ashley Warren of Natural Craft Photography.

"Scholars & Scones" is a monthly educational program which invites patrons to spend a morning sipping coffee, eating locally-baked goodies, and learning about the latest research, writing, and creativity taking place in our region. There are complimentary breakfast goods from Backstreet Bakery and fresh cups of Hatchet Coffee Co. Dangerfield Blend will be served.

The program is free for museum members | $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Learn more by calling (828) 295-9099 or online at