The Official Guitar Of St. Charles

Title: The Official Guitar Of St. Charles
Artist: Ray Kobald
Medium: Sculpture – Bronze
Location: Lincoln Park
Owner: St. Charles Park District
Donated by: St. Charles Park District, City of St. Charles, Jank Guitar Store, Steve A. Douglas, Arcada Theater, Blue Goose Market, Colonial Cafe, Hotel Baker, Kane County Chronicle, The Finery, Zimmerman Ford
Map Locator Number: #32

Story:  “Established by Mayor Ray Rogina, in partnership with the Jank Guitar Store, the Guitar of St. Charles Jank Award celebrates the artistic diversity and achievements of St. Charles’ young people.”

“The monument was made possible by a coalition of local government and business leaders… and serves as a reminder of the power of music to uplift and unite the entire community.  An award – the Guitar of St. Charles Jank Award – has also been established to celebrate a young person who exemplifies those qualities.  The Jank Guitar Store owner Scott Corbin stated…that the award represents 30 years of excellence that his father maintained with St. Charles Guitar.”

“The award is where the past and future meet right here in St. Charles by showing the kids in the community that art appreciates them and their accomplishments, and inspiring them to continue learning, creating and breathing creativity and innovation into our community.”

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Photograph Courtesy of the St. Charles Park District