This Weekend: Last Chance to Play Public Art Pianos Throughout University City DistrictBy Shannon Collins |
Public art in Philadelphia has hit high note as eight works of musical art have taken up temporary residence on the sidewalks of University City.
The free 10-day interactive public art exhibit, titled Heart & Soul, was coordinated by The University City District and wraps up this weekend.
There are no reservations needed to participate — anyone can walk up and perform an impromptu concert for people at parks and public spaces throughout the neighborhood. And those of us less musically adept, we can sit back and enjoy the music and unique designs.
Combining performance with visual art, each piano was re-interpreted and decorated by a local artist — some intricately hand-painted, yarn-bombed (as pictured above), and even one fashioned to resemble a car.
For a full map of the Heart & Soul project, click here.
Below, get a glimpse of one stunning performance that was captured at Clark Park on 43rd and Baltimore.
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