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. 23 Street pianos, decorated by local artists, will be located in parks, squares and other public spaces for anyone to play and enjoy. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative and People’s Choice designs, with the public being encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice by calling a phone number on the piano and entering the piano number of their favourite piano.
Come along to the opening night event on Friday April 21 outside Willcox, Buyck & Williams at 248 W.Evans, the program will feature a dueling piano team and street dancing – everyone invited!
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.