The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Musical instrument donations for Forbes Library

Does your guitar no longer spark joy?
If you have a musical instrument that works fine but you just don't feel like playing it anymore, you can de-clutter and make others happy at the same time by donating it to the Forbes Library musical instrument collection!

Forbes lends ukuleles, banjos, hand drums, synthesizers and many other string, percussion, and electronic instruments. They're much in demand and we'd love to grow the collection and shorten the waiting lists. We welcome donations of instruments in good condition to share with the community.
If you'd like to offer an instrument, please look over the checklist below, and contact the Arts & Music Department at 413-587-1013. Please talk with us first before dropping an item off, to make sure it meets the collection's needs. We'll give you a receipt, but can't give a valuation.

Good working order, nothing broken or warped, in tune or easily tunable
easy-to-carry size and weight (no acoustic pianos, please!)
not a delicate antique requiring extra-special care
no mouth-blown instruments, for hygiene reasons
a carrying case is a plus!
especially wanted: guitars, bass uke, electronics, banjo ... 

Thank you for thinking of us!


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