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Hand-painted piano at The Collection at Forsyth part of public art project
Pianos for Peace puts 50 playable pieces around metro-Atlanta
Pianos for Peace

One of Forsyth County’s most popular outdoor retail and dining centers is playing host to an instrument of sound and color this month as part of a public art display project spanning metro-Atlanta.

Pianos for Peace
- photo by Micah Green
Visitors to The Collection at Forsyth on Peachtree Parkway from now through Sept. 18 will see a brightly painted piano, one of 50 locations where the annual Pianos for Peace sets up the hand-painted instruments from local and international volunteer artists.

Anyone is welcome to view, play and enjoy the pianos. A free app called Pianos for Peace can also be downloaded to learn about the artists behind each piece.

Each piano on display was “deliberately placed in popular community gathering places” to “encourage anyone, from children to seniors, amateurs to pros, to enjoy and play,” said Becca Holton in a news release on behalf of core Property Capital LLC, the Atlanta-based company that operates The Collection.

A piano can also be spotted at The Forum on Peachtree Parkway and Gateway Sandy Springs, which Core Property Capital also operates.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring a renowned cultural arts project to the communities where we live, work and play,” said Thomas Tropea, senior managing director and EVp of Asset Management, Core Property Capital.

After the project is over on Sept. 28 — International Peace Day — the pianos will be donated to schools, nursing homes, health care facilities, community centers and other organizations where volunteer artists will participate in year-long programs to make “art accessible to all.”

Pianos for Peace
- photo by Micah Green