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About: Sarah Gallenberger Bio

Sarah Gallenberger

Sarah Gallenberger

Sarah Gallenberger is a self-taught artist and fine crafter from Milwaukee, WI. She began crafting at the age of 6 with her mother, and continued the hobby into adulthood, as she earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.During college Gallenberger worked at Cream City Music as a marketing and special events coordinator, where the shop’s owner Joe Gallenberger (also her uncle) suggested that Sarah try her hand at painting some of the unfinished guitar bodies in the shop. Excited for the opportunity to blend her passion for music with her talent for art, Gallenberger painted a strat and a tele, which sold to buyers in Texas and the UK. She quickly garnered attention for her designs and requests for more custom pieces began coming in.”

Rock and roll has a heavy influence on all of my work,” says Gallenberger, who also spent 3 years as an A&R rep for a music publisher, “Whether I’m painting skulls on a pepper grinder or paisley swoops on a Les Paul, I am always looking for an excuse to bring music and art together. My experience working in the music industry has helped me establish a strong network of musicians and professionals that have helped me along the way.

“When she’s not painting, Gallenberger can be found working on special events with the non-profit organization Guitars for Vets, a Milwaukee-based national program that provides free guitars and guitar lessons to injured and traumatized military veterans.