'The Venerables,' a group of older instruments, are of special interest.
'The Venerables,' a group of older instruments, are of special interest.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit.

More than 80 artisans from across the Pacific Northwest will gather at Marylhurst University April 29 – 30 to display guitars, bowed and stringed instruments, mandolins, banjos, ukes, percussion and ancient instruments. There will be more than 30 mini-performances by local professional musicians, including William Jenks, director of the Marylhurst Guitar Ensemble and Portland Classic Guitar. There also will be craftsman demonstrations of instruments under construction. In addition to the newly made instruments on display, the exhibit will feature a select group of fascinating older instruments known as “The Venerables.”