Those who love to tickle the ivories will now be able to spread that love in a much more public way thanks to the “Play Me, I’m Yours” project. Sing for Hope has coordinated a public art project which is installing 60 pianos at New York City landmarks. Each instrument was decorated uniquely by local artists. The pianos are located in parks streets and public areas across the city and are open to the anyone from today until July 5th. Maps are available online for those wishing to visit the pianos.
The public will be allowed to play the pianos from 9 AM until 10 PM each day at iconic spots such as Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. An attendant has been assigned to keep an eye on each instrument and cover them with a tarp in case of inclement weather.
British artist Luke Jerram conceptualized the idea. Before New York, he brought his idea to other cities around the globe such as Sao Paulo and London. In an interview Jerram said, “There’s going to be a huge amount of talent here. The piano’s actually a blank canvas for everyone’s creativity, really, so I just hope that the city enjoys it.”