Matty Baratto stopped in at Borealis the other day and brought this beautiful, historical guitar he made out of a 90 year old maple tree. The tree had stood on Howard Street in Hibbing and was cut down because it was diseased. He took a couple of pieces of wood home to California and created this beautiful sounding guitar called a cig fiddle.
Matty makes guitars out of cigar boxes. Most notable is one he made for Paul McCartney of the Beatles. He also made a wine box into an amplifier for Sir Paul. It was amazing that he came and shared his music and talent with us.
Borealis Art Guild
Bringing the Arts back to Hibbing, MN.
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How We Do It
Borealis Art Guild provides many opportunities for artists of all ages. Between our classes and other services. We continually strive to live up to our Mission Statement.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we continue to provide more formal instructor lead classes at affordable prices. This is one way we support and encourage the art community. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Partnering With Local Businesses and Organizations
By Partnering with local Businesses and Organizations we broaden our ability to pursue the arts. It allows us to encourage and grow the art community within Hibbing and the surrounding areas. We are always looking for more partners and interesting ways we can grow.