Public Pianos Keyed Up at UCLA, Veterans Campus

Royce Hall and the Veterans Administration are among 30 Los Angeles locations for the famed "Play Me, I'm Yours" public art installation.

Become The Piano Man with Westwood as your stage.

"Play Me, I'm Yours"—the famous public art display installation of pianos available for anyone to sit down and play—officially opened in 30 Los Angeles locations Thursday with a simultaneous play-in of Bach’s Preludes from The Well-Tempered Clavier.

The vividly decorated pianos were installed in high-traffic public neighborhoods across the Southland and will be available through May 3.  

Since British artist Luke Jerram debuted "Play Me, I'm Yours" in 2008, more than 500 pianos have been set up in some 22 cities across the globe from New York to Sydney.

Now, the installation gives tourists and locals the opportunity to play the pianos 24-hours a day at the  and the Veterans Administration.

Other locations include the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, USC and North Hollywood, among others.  

"Play Me, I'm Yours" also involves local artists—celebrated and amateur, children and adults, able-bodied and disabled—to add visual punch to the installation by using the pianos as three-dimensional canvases to create one-of-a-kind works of art.  

The project includes a dedicated website, streetpianosLA.com, where anyone may upload videos and photos of themselves interacting with the pianos.

Pianists and amateur musicians can also upload videos and photos directly to Patch, just click the "upload and videos" link to the right of this article.


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