Thursday, August 1, 2013

GO Ahead & Play at the State Fair

My weekly piano lesson was one of my favorite activities during my elementary school years. There’s nothing like mastering a new song! This year Indiana State Fair visitors will also have the opportunity to play the piano, thanks to Women’s Fund GO Ahead & Play.

GO Ahead & Play is a public art project led by 25 local 6-12th grade students designed to bring music to public spaces, and make arts accessibly to the community. Local artists have painted and decorated 20 pianos into interactive, playable pieces of art. Each tells a story and invites the public to play.

Indiana State Fair visitors are among those invited to play. The “Back Home Again” themed piano, designed by Sheryl Smith Hays, will be in the Home and Family Arts Building every day of the fair. Stop by and try it out, whether you’re playing a classic favorite or for the first time!

Also, keep an eye out for the other 19 pianos at key locations in the Indianapolis and Carmel area including streets, in parks, on trails, at museums, and at community centers. These pianos are open for any community member to play and enjoy!

Poster by: Hilary Welter

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