Superhero-inspired piano to debut at Alpharetta Park

Artist Leilani Saxon prepares “Barry,” a piano whose paint scheme was inspired by the superhero “The Flash,” for its public debut Sunday, Aug. 5, at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. PLAY ME AGAIN PIANOS

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Artist Leilani Saxon prepares “Barry,” a piano whose paint scheme was inspired by the superhero “The Flash,” for its public debut Sunday, Aug. 5, at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. PLAY ME AGAIN PIANOS

Alpharetta becomes the latest metro Atlanta community to get a public piano when Play Me Again Pianos, a nonprofit seeking to put 88 of the instruments in various locations around town, cuts the ribbon for "Barry" at Webb Bridge Park.

The ceremony is free, open to the public and scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the pavilion near the playground at Webb Bridge. Barry is the fourth neighborhood piano installed to date in Alpharetta – joining “Flannery,” “Oscar” and “Morgan” – and the 18th in the region by Play Me Again.

“We are thrilled by our partnership with the city of Alpharetta and Arts Alpharetta,” said Jason Brett, Play Me Again Pianos president and co-founder. “We’re honored to see the Alpharetta community embracing this musical movement. The connection between the city and the arts community is truly powerful.”

Paige Diebler donated the piano. Local artist Leilani Saxon painted it in a "Flash" superhero theme, naming it for Barry Allen, the fictional character behind The Flash. Information: http://www.playmeagainpianos.org/