Play Me, I’m Yours pianos to be in Florence, Lake City in April

Article/Photo Credit: Katrina Moses, The Morning News

“FLORENCE, S.C.— If you see pianos everywhere you go in the next few weeks, by all means play one.

This is the third year of Play Me I’m Yours, a street arts project. Twenty-three pianos will be placed throughout Florence and Lake City from April 22 to May 7.

The pianos are decorated by artists before being placed on the streets.

The pianos will be judged and prizes will be awarded for Most Creative and People’s Choice. The public can vote for the People’s Choice by calling a phone number on the piano and entering the piano number.

Decorating will continue through the month of March and pianos will be placed in early April. Locations will include many sites in downtown Florence along West Evans and Dargan streets; in city parks including Timrod; and at Florence Darlington Tech, Lula Café, HopeHealth and House of Hope.

Local artists working on the pianos are:

Students at East Clarendon Middle School

Walker Gamble Elementary School- Charlotte Driggers, art teacher

Janis Hobbs and Ellen Walker- National Art Honor Society of Trinity Barnes School, Shawn Thompson coordinator

Dresden Lamb and Carolina Doughty

Gracie Hinson

Tori Metz

Betsy Hannan- Barnes St. Activity Center

Hannah Davis

Joy Gowan of House of Hope

Gina Dyess

Nikki Player

Cory Roberson

Krysten Bevilaqua

Rick Flowers”

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