The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is collaborating with the Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity on an exciting project that combines music and visual art, “Play On, Athens!”

Inspired by similar programs nationwide, “Play On, Athens!” invites local artists to paint pianos (donated by community members and the Athens Area Habitat ReStore) and display them publicly around the Classic City, inviting our community to play them and share the joy of art and music Athens is known for.

For this first round, four local artists were invited to design and paint pianos: Kim Deakins, Darya Kalantari, Marisa Mustard and Eli Saragoussi. The artists will be painting their pianos at the Habitat ReStore (Barber St location) throughout the month of September to be completed in early October.

The finished pianos will be on display at ReStore for a reception before going to their final locations:

  • Athens-Clarke County Library
  • Bishop Park
  • Athens Community Council on Aging
  • The Classic Center


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