History: In four years, Pianos for Peace has united artists, volunteers, government entities, corporations, and the public with the goal of bringing music to underserved communities. Composer and pianist Malek Jandali started the organization to re-energize the arts and to build peace through music and education in Atlanta.
Did you know: Each year, the organization has a fall festival from Sept. 1-22. On display at the festival are beautifully decorated pianos that are painted by local artists, students, and faculty. This year, 88 pianos will be in parks, streets, MARTA stations and schools around town for all to play and enjoy. After the festival, all colorful pianos will be donated to local schools, nursing homes and other organizations in need.
Its motto: “Together, we transform lives and communities by making the arts accessible to all.”
How you can help: Become a Pianos for Peace volunteer artist or an ambassador for peace by helping ensure that the pianos are well cared for during the festival. Tax-deductible donations are highly encouraged to assist with covering the ongoing expenses of purchasing, storing, tuning, and moving the pianos.
To learn more: 404-953-9121; PianosForPeace.org
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