YOU Can Help Paint Our 6th Public Piano!
Play Me Again Pianos will have a piano at the Chamblee Rail Trail Makers Festival on April 22nd and 23rd. It'll be sanded, primed and outlined with a design by artist Kent Nulty all in preparation for YOU, the public, to help paint. This is a public piano in the truest sense of the word. Join us between 11am-6pm on Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sunday to help "make" your mark at the Chamblee Rail Trail Makers Festival!
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.
It Was Janssen's 1st Birthday on March 19th!
Janssen was the very first pubic piano we placed. You can find him under the Pavilion at the Chastain Park Playground. It's been a great location and he's played constantly! Janssen was painted by Sergey Cherep and is a stunning piece of art as well as a beloved piano.
It was also the one year anniversary of their newly refurbished, awesome playground, which opened to the public on the same day that we cut the ribbon on Janssen. So there was lots to celebrate.
As Janssen's first birthday was approaching we met with the Chastain Park Conservancy to check-in and see if they were happy hosting the piano. We were pleased to hear all of the heartwarming stories that revolved around him. So, YES, they love having Janssen there. And he's freshly tuned -- waiting for YOU!
Kent Nulty and ARTSCAPE! Will Be 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!
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!
Do you know of a sheltered location, or have a spot that you think would be great for a public piano? It can be indoors or outdoors. If you do, use our Contact Form to give us a heads up about it and we'll check it out. If YOU'RE thinking about hosting one of our pianos, read here for answers to some frequently asked questions and to access a link to get started.
In Case You Missed It
"Bennett", our fifth piano, was officially introduced at the Dunwoody Nature Center on March 10th as part of their celebration of the renovation of Wildcat Creek. Bennett overlooks the creek and the location is spectacular. What a perfect fit he is in the Nature Center. Bennett is now available for everyone to play. We hope to see you there!
Artist Needed For Ashford Park Piano
The time is now. If you've been wanting to paint one of our pianos, don't delay! We're soliciting artists for a piano approved for Ashford Park in Brookhaven. Read here for answers to some frequently asked questions and to access a link to get started.
Adopt a Piano
Calling all piano tuners and technicians! As you might imagine, keeping up with tuning all of our pianos is a hefty job. To help make the pianos last longer and to be more enjoyable for all, we would love to have every piano adopted by a piano tuner. If you live near or frequent an area with any of our pianos and are willing to spot check and repair issues between tunings as a labor of love and appreciation, please let us know. We can really use your help. (You'll be dealing mostly with sticky keys.) We can also discuss placing you on our roster of paid technicians for regularly scheduled tuning appointments. There's a sign up form on our Volunteer page. Thanks!