A PUBLIC MUSIC AND ART PROJECT
CLEARWATER, FL (September 15, 2014) – Clearwater Arts Alliance announces the inaugural season of Pianos in Pinellas, November 25 through December 31, 2014, and is seeking ten choice high foot-traffic locations throughout Pinellas to participate in the project.
Ten upright pianos have been donated by Randy’s Wholesale Pianos. The pianos will be sanded in preparation for selected artists from our area to paint in a theme depicting music, the arts or simply portraying Pinellas. Artists wishing to be considered should visit our website at pianosinpinellas.org to download the Call for Artists. There is a $300 stipend along with the chance of a One Man Show at Gallery 1356, on S. Fort Harrison for the most outstanding artist to be juried.
Ten local sponsors are being sought to host the pianos in bustling public/private locations where the public has access to play and perform on the pianos. “This is a very exciting project that will appeal to musicians and artists alike,” said Colin Bissett, Board President. “We will help develop themes to motivate public participation…small choirs, impersonators, there’s an abundance of Elvis wannabes in Pinellas, jazz jams, blues to Beethoven, the list is endless”. The cost of sponsorship is $1,800.
Another aspect of the project is the Talent Competition where contestants are encouraged to make music and video their performance. Upload a copy to Youtube and email link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pianos in Pinellas is designed to promote Clearwater as an arts and cultural friendly city. The project will bring Public Music and Art to our community’s fabric, improving the quality of life, enhancing neighborhood identity, strengthening economic development and elevating the pride of our citizens.
Clearwater Arts Alliance is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) not for profit corporation that advocates, collaborates and brings visibility to the arts to create a better community for Clearwater. CAA promotes the creation of public art, encourages new partnerships with the arts community and firmly believe that arts and culture are critical to Clearwater’s prosperity and livability.