City of Smyrna Pilots Painted Piano Project Celebrating Public Art and Music

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The City of Smyrna has begun deploying painted pianos outdoors in public locations to celebrate music and art. The project is a collaboration between the Smyrna Arts and Cultural Council, the Smyrna Public Library, and the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department.

The idea sprung from an Atlanta initiative called “Play Me Again.” Through meetings with the Smyrna Arts and Cultural Council and five piano donations, implementation has begun with the first painted piano at the Smyrna Community Center.

The first painted piano was painted by local artist Carrie Tankersley, who donated her time and talent to the project. The piano was unveiled at the Coming Home for the Holidays event on November 28.

This project displays the power of collaboration between departments and with local arts groups. The city plans to expand the program by adding additional pianos in prominent places in the park system, including Taylor Brawner Park and Tolleson Park.

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