Aragon, our 7th public piano, is now open and free to the public to play and enjoy in Ashford Park
A big thank you to everyone who braved the rain to come out to Aragon's ribbon cutting. We'll be back soon so we can experience the neighborhood's reaction now that the piano has been revealed!
Pictured to the left are the piano donors, Camilla and Don Tomberlin, Play Me Again Pianos co-founder Jason Brett, Midtown International School Art Instructor Sherilyn Taylor (contributing artist for Aragon), Brookhaven Councilman Bates Mattison, and Midtown International School Art Instructor (and designer of Aragon) Doug Smith.
Play Me Again Pianos is Coming to the Egg Harbor Cafe
We're pleased to announce that we've started the artist search for a piano at the Egg Harbor Cafe in East Cobb. As you probably know, the food and the service at the Egg Harbor Cafe are both wonderful. And for those times when you may need to wait a few minutes for your table, you'll be able to play a little ditty on the piano in front of the restaurant -- or you can listen as someone else plays 'Chopsticks', or Beethoven's 'Fur Elise', Mozart's 'Alla Turca', or perhaps 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. We can't predict what the song will be, but we CAN predict there will be lots of smiles to go around. Watch the progress through updates on our Facebook Page as the design comes to life! And if YOU'RE an artist and you want to submit a design, there's a sign up form on our Volunteer page.
Kent Nulty and ARTSCAPE! are Painting a Piano For East Cobb Park
Kent Nulty was born to create. At the age of four, she wanted to be an artist. Her love of art and the outdoors have always been a passion, so you won't be surprised to learn that Kent is the Director of ARTSCAPE!, where she teaches art techniques and art history appreciation to children in an outdoor setting. For seven years, ARTSCAPE! classes, workshops and camps have been growing at East Cobb Park.
We're excited to welcome Kent and ARTSCAPE! into the Play Me Again Pianos family. And if your kiddos are signed up for an ARTSCAPE! Camp this summer, there's a chance they might have a hand in painting the piano as well! One camp down, three to do, there's still time to register and get in on the fun!
Public Pianos Help Make Great Neighborhoods
We came across this lovely scene as we went to play with and check on 'Janssen' in Chastain Park. It was a beautiful day with lots of kids at the playground. So, as usual, there was a constant stream of action at the piano. Look at this picture of grandparents with their granddaughter. The scene was as wonderful as you can imagine it could be. We love the joy that public pianos bring to our community!
Please Consider Donating
While our pianos are free to the public, they are not free for us to install and maintain. We are a small charity, and every single dollar helps. So, please, lend your support by making a contribution today.
Our Next Financial Goal
We've been offered a retail storefront for $500 a month to use for a warehouse. It's important to get warehouse space to hold and paint pianos. It will give more artists a chance to participate who don't have studio space of their own. Also, it will cut our pianos moves down from an average of 3 moves per piano (donor to us, us to artist, artist to host location) to 2 moves per piano. $6000 would give us space for a year.
We're a registered 501(c)(3) charity and contributions are fully tax deductible.
Pianos Coming Soon
East Cobb Park
Egg Harbor Cafe
Ponce City Market
Peachtree Street Station (Amtrak)
The City of Alpharetta
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