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Oct. 6, 2014
Street pianos are coming to Old Town Lilburn! At the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Oct. 11, the City of Lilburn will unveil the first piano in this new public art project.
The project is modeled on a worldwide movement called Play Me, I'm Yours, which installs pianos in public places to become works of art and to provide musical enjoyment to all. After learning about the movement, Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist solicited donated pianos from the public and asked the Lilburn Arts Alliance to paint the first one. Lilburn painter Jan Clifton Watford has turned a Queen Anne style piano into a beautiful canvas of flowers. The piano will be placed on the band shell in Lilburn City Park with an open invitation for anyone to sit down and play a song.
“These pianos will become works of public art and will bring a fun, community atmosphere to Old Town Lilburn,” Mayor Crist said. “I hope people will take advantage of this new way to connect with each other through music.”
The piano will be unveiled at the opening ceremony of Lilburn Daze at 9 a.m. on Oct. 11 in Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn, GA. This is the 41st Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn.
Follow Jan Clifton Watford’s blog on the project.