Play Me, I'm Yours
Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. More than 1500 pianos have now been installed in over 50 cities across the globe, from London to Lima, bearing the simple invitation Play Me, I’m Yours. The project has already reached more than ten million people worldwide.
Florence, South Carolina is presenting Play Me, I’m Yours for the third year running, from April 21- May 7 2017, as part of the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation’s history & culture participation program. Dozens of Street pianos, decorated by local artists, will be located in parks, squares and other public spaces for anyone to play and enjoy.
Florence organizers are seeking local artists to decorate pianos for 2017. Anyone interested is encouraged to send a short note of interest to email@example.com. Painting and decorating will begin in late February and continue through the first week of April. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative and People’s Choice designs.
This website has been set up for you to post and share your films, photos and stories about the pianos. Whilst documenting each piano’s journey, it connects the pianos and their communities across the city and acts as a legacy for the artwork. We will be announcing the locations of the pianos on this website closer to the time, probably in April 2017. In the meantime follow us on Facebook and @streetpianos and the Twitter Hashtag from the project is #streetpianosflorence
Photo Credit: Megan May/Morning News – Chance Brown, 2, plays the “Play Me, I’m Yours” piano in downtown Lake City during ArtFields.