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This piano still had the plastic on it, taunting the Swyer statue that it couldn't be played… yet.

Sculpture in the Streets 2014

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This year's Sculpture in the Streets in downtown Albany officially opens Friday -- there's a garden party then to celebrate the opening -- but the pieces were in place Thursday, so we took a few minutes to check them out.

This year's installation is "Play Me I'm Yours," a series of actual, playable pianos that have been decorated by local artists. The pieces are part of a series created by artist Luke Jerram that's appeared in 45 cities around the world.

There are 13 pianos in the Albany installation. That link includes a map and artist information.

The series is a fun idea. Even in just the few minutes today while we snapped a few photos people were stopping to check out the pianos and play a few notes.

A handful of pics are after the jump.



Photos are in large format above -- click or scroll all the way up.


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I think it's sad that the pianos have to bolted down to avoid theft.

Won't the rain ruin the playability of these pianos?

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