Public art added in Gwinnett

Lilburn and Duluth are adding public art, in the form of pianos and doors.

Street pianos will arrive in Old Town Lilburn as part of the Play Me, I’m Yours project. The first piano will appear Saturday, at the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

The first piano, painted by Jan Clifton Watford on behalf of the Lilburn Arts Alliance, will be located on the band shell in Lilburn City Park. Anyone is welcome to play it.

“These pianos will become works of public art and will bring a fun, community atmosphere to Old Town Lilburn,” Mayor Johnny Crist said in a statement. “I hope people will take advantage of this new way to connect with each other through music.”

Lilburn Daze, where the piano will be unveiled, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.

More than a dozen doors are on display on Duluth’s Town Green, part of an exhibit meant to bring awareness to the issue of poverty and inadequate housing.

Through Nov. 1, more than 100 doors will be exhibited throughout the county. Proceeds from the project will go to Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Artworks! Gwinnett.

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