Art in the City - Austin's Latest Urban Art Installation - Austin Local
  Events | Locals | Things to Do

Art in the City – Austin’s Latest Urban Art Installation


Read time: 2 minutes

Notice anything unusual lately around Downtown Austin? Maybe a jogger playing a street piano on the Pedestrian Bridge? That’s exactly what Austin urban-artist Johnny Walker had in mind when he installed over a dozen pianos around Downtown Austin. It’s all a part of Austin’s latest urban art installation called “Play Me, I’m Yours,” currently underway in an interesting way.

“Play Me, I’m Yours” is a worldwide collaborative art experiment started by artist Luck Jerram in London in 2008. Austin was an obvious shoe-in for a test market. Slogans like, “Keep Austin Weird,” help attract artists and inspire select projects like these, including the over-sized guitars displayed along Congress Avenue.

For the next month, Austin’s “Play Me, I’m Yours” street-art exhibit will provide local Austinites, bystanders, and travelers a chance to play the piano outdoors with a public audience to entertain. By placing pianos out of their element and transforming urban spaces into outdoor living rooms, Johny Walker hopes to transform the sight and sound of the city and encourage Downtown Austin residents to see their urban environment in a totally new way.

From the Statesman: “It is mostly designed to change the way people relate to their urban environments and to instigate a sense of ownership within local residents about where they live.”

Austin always seems to uncover the weird and interesting, straying away from the familiarity toward something more unique. “Play Me, I’m Yours” is just one of the ways Austin keeps it weird and keeps us entertained. It’s definitely a cool way to take piano lessons. Speaking of which, have you practiced the piano today?

Want to live near the action? Those living in Downtown Austin condos can enjoy the luxury of location being so close to all the action — bars on 6th Street, music on Red River, festivals at Auditorium Shores, or art installations on Pedestrian Bridge. Make the move. Contact us or call us today: 512.241.1300.

INSTAGRAM

Happy Valentine's Day, Austin! You make us #realtyawesome and we hope YOU are feeling the LOVE today and every day! #realtyaustin #makethemove ...

73 1

Since 2011, the Women of Hope have raised over $600,000 to support housing, education, and programs for SAFE|Children's Shelter. The Women of Hope are on a mission to make the world a better place for abused and neglected children.🏡❤️#OurAustinPledge #KeepAustinSAFE #AustinLocal #RealtyAustin #SAFEChildrensShelter
#SAFEHousing #WomenOfHope
...

45 1

For nearly 35 years, Austin Habitat for Humanity has been on a mission to end the cycle of poverty housing. With over 470 homes built by staff and community volunteers, this extraordinary non-profit holds true to their belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Austin Habitat For Humanity CEO, Phyllis Snodgrass, digs deeper into the importance of bringing people together to build strong, stable and self-reliant communities. 🏡❤️ #OurAustinPledge #KeepAustinAffordable #AustinLocal #HereYouGrow #RealtyAustin #AustinHabitatForHumanity #Austin #GiveBack ...

41 0

Happy 2020 Austin! Here's to another year of building strong communities and making our city the best place to live together. Thank you to our #RealtyAwesome team of rockstar agents and their clients! #ThankYou #HappyNewYear #LoveYourCity #WorkHard #PlayHard #GiveBack #RealtyAustin #HereYouGrow ...

43 1

Since opening its doors in 1990, Foundation Communities has helped over 6,000 families and individuals find a home and a better quality of life! Hear why the founder, Walter Moreau, gives back to Austin. 🏡❤️ #ouraustinpledge #keepaustinaffordable #austinlocal #foundationcommunities #keepaustinweird #affordablehousing ...

48 1

We're giving back to Austin in a big way this year! If you've got a place in your heart this holiday season and are looking for a way to make an impact within our community, please visit OurAustinPledge.com to partner with one of our Affordable Housing Pioneers or check out our Holiday Giving Guide. #OurAustinPledge #WorkHardPlayHardGiveBack #RealtyAustin #RealtyAwesome #GiveBack ...

32 2

Want to hear from the owners of Realty Austin on why they think it’s important to give back to the community? 🏡❤️
#OurAustinPledge #AustinLocal #WorkHardPlayHardGiveBack #KeepAustinAffordable
...

73 1

Pin It on Pinterest