SARASOTA KEYS RETURN TO DOWNTOWN
The Sarasota Keys piano project that has been bringing art and music to the vibrant downtown Sarasota district for the past two seasons will return this week.
Each piano has been transformed into a beautiful piece of public art, ready for you to play.
(Sarasota, FL) — The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County announced today that it will bring its popular interactive music and art project back to the streets of downtown Sarasota with the third season of Sarasota Keys. The Sarasota Keys piano project will place four spinet pianos along the sidewalks of Main Street, Palm Avenue and Orange Avenue. These pianos are available for the public to play, explore, learn, practice, and most importantly, enjoy.
“We are very excited to bring the Sarasota Keys back to the downtown area,” stated Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. “This has been one of our region’s most popular public art projects. We love the fact that it is a true partnership between the City of Sarasota, our business community, and the Arts and Cultural Alliance.”
Four pianos, with the possibility of a fifth, will be placed with downtown host sponsors beginning Thursday, January 21, 2016 and will remain through May. Each piano has been artistically painted by a local artist and will be available for everyone in the community to play and enjoy. The initial four pianos will be located at Woman’s Exchange Inc. (539 South Orange Avenue), Clasico Café Bar (1341 Main Street), Louies Modern (1289 North Palm Avenue), and the Sarasota Herald Tribune building (1741 Main Street).
About Sarasota Keys
These unique and artistically painted spinet pianos are available for the public to play, explore, learn, practice, and most importantly, enjoy. With the combination of local businesses, local artists, and local arts organizations, the Sarasota Keys piano project will truly celebrate and enliven the vibrant downtown Sarasota area and its powerful arts and cultural community.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization that serves as an advocate for arts and culture in Sarasota County. Founded in 1986 by a group of committed citizens, the Alliance has administered more than $17 million in grants to area artists and arts organizations. The Alliance works to ensure arts and culture remain essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community. This is achieved through arts advocacy, education and community outreach. For more information about how you can join the Arts and Cultural Alliance, please visit our website at www.sarasotaarts.org or call (941) 365-5118, extension 304.
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