By The Lincoln Center
Although the Art Gallery is not open to walk-in traffic, attendees to scheduled meetings and events at The Lincoln Center can enjoy our exhibit Pianos About Town: Celebrating 10 Years, 2010–2020 while safely socially distancing by viewing the art from outside of the gallery through the glass!
A selection of painted plywood panels from past pianos that are no longer playable are featured in this exhibit. These plywood panels are added in the process of getting pianos ready to paint to give the mural artists a better surface.
The exhibit also includes the pinball-themed mural by artists Paul and Todd Faris. This past winter, The Lincoln Center hosted an exhibit of Paul Faris’ pinball game artwork in the gallery.
Later this month, we will be live streaming an artist painting a piano on site.
Pianos About Town is a collaborative project between the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program, Bohemian Foundation, and the Downtown Development Authority. Pianos About Town combines art and music for the enjoyment of the community. Each summer, a new piano is painted every two weeks allowing the public to meet the artist and see the progress of the mural as they work. The completed pianos rotate to locations throughout Fort Collins, inviting people to admire the artwork and play a tune. To date, over 120 murals have been painted. When the pianos are no longer playable, they are disassembled and what isn’t recyclable is offered to artists to create new art projects.