Louisiana Musical Instruments

Louisiana Musical Instrument Makers and Repairers: The Traveling Exhibit

The Exhibit

This traveling exhibit explores the state's musical instrument builders and repairers and their relationships with music stores and musicians. It draws upon the online essay, Innovation, Tradition, and Change in Louisiana Musical Instrument Making and Repair, and other tradition bearers previously documented by the Folklife Program. The traveling exhibit consists of three pull-up banners and is intended to travel to libraries and other small venues throughout Louisiana. The banner themes are Innovation, Tradition, and Change.

The Louisiana Musical Instruments Exhibit

The Exhibit Online

See the exhibit online here.

Hosting the Exhibit

While there is no charge to host the exhibit, the host is responsible for picking up the exhibit at our offices in Baton Rouge and returning it to our offices.

If you would like to consider hosting the exhibit, please read the exhibitor kit, contact us regarding scheduling, and then reserve the exhibit using the form below. Contact Maida Owens, Folklife Program Director,, 225-342-8178.

The Exhibitor Kit

The exhibitor kit includes everything you need to host the exhibit in your community, including statistics, requirements, forms, transportation instructions in addition to the exhibit contents, suggestions for exhibit activities and programming, background information, and other resources.

Download the pdf here.

Reserve the Exhibit

Click here to open the reservation form. Before submitting, please contact us regarding scheduling.


This project was supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.