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Art in Public Places – Celebrating 20 Years

What would you make?

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Pianos About Town is looking for artists and organizations who can use piano parts, after they've been decommissioned from the program. Many parts can be creatively re-used for art projects, take apart days, or maker spaces. We have hammers, keys, sound boards, etc.

Come see what we have and pick up parts by appointment.

Let us know if you are interested by emailing Liz Good at bGdvb2RAZmNnb3YuY29t or calling 970-416-2646.

 

Coming soon at the new Utility Administration Building

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Artist Andy Dufford of Chevo Studios was selected to create artwork for the new Utility Administration Building at 222 Laporte Ave. Plans include artwork for the two-story column adjacent to main entrance. The artwork highlights the Poudre River watershed. A series of Colorado buff sandstone panels will be split vertically by the path and topography of the river. The imagery represents a section of the Poudre just to the west of town. On the western face, the carvings will trace the journey of water from snowmelt to runoff and river. On the eastern face, patterns of land use will speak to the human uses of water. At night, the thread of the river will be illuminated by LED lighting.

 

 

Stone Mosaic in the Remington Street Rain Garden

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Artist Jill MacKay partnered with the Remington St. Project Team and Utilities to create artwork for the new Rain Garden at this site. She recently completed a stone mosaic in a Rain Garden near the intersection Remington and Lake Streets in the area of the University Center for the Arts and the CSU Trial Gardens. The Rain Garden is on Remington Street, next to the curb closest to the trial gardens. The mosaic draws attention to the rain garden, which creates improved storwater quality by reducing runoff volumes and filtration of rain and snowmelt.

 

Pianos About Town

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Pianos About Town is a collaborative effort between the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and community partners Bohemian Foundation and the Downtown Develoment Authority. This exciting project brings together visual art and music for the public to enjoy. We are currently planning our 6th season! For updates and to share your photos and videos of the pianos in action, please visit us on Facebook.

Help us care for the pianos! If you enjoy playing the pianos, help us protect them by closing the keyboard cover after each use and using the attached tarp to cover the piano in times of bad weather—Thank you!


2016 Piano Muralists

Ren Burke Picture of Artist
Sep 21 - Oct 3
Piano Art
Piano concept
Werner Schreiber Picture of Artist
Sep 7 - Sep 19
Piano Art
Piano concept
Drake Arnold Picture of Artist
Aug 17 - Sep 1
Piano Art
Piano concept
Jaime Gastelle Picture of Artist
Aug 3 - Aug 15
Piano Art
Piano concept
Amy Heyse Picture of Artist
Jul 20 - Aug 1
Piano Art
Piano concept
Anne Thouthip Picture of Artist
Jul 6 - Jul 18
Piano Art
Piano concept
AR235 Picture of Artist
Jun 22 - Jul 4
Piano Art
Piano concept
Carla Gamboa Picture of Artist
Jun 8 - Jun 20
Piano Art
Piano concept
Elena Pires Picture of Artist
May 25 - Jun 6
Piano Art
Piano concept
Gale Whitman Picture of Artist
May 11 - May 23
Piano Art
Piano concept

2016 Transformer Muralists