Pianos about Town- Fort Collins Community Involvement
At Exodus, moving is our business. We move belongings from place to place. We move people to their new homes and offices. And we move ideas we believe to be important, forward.
One of the most wonderful things about our great state of Colorado is its open hearted, community minded spirit. And specifically in Fort Collins, we have found so many wonderful ways to participate in the great things that are going on within the city. We have earned a reputation for being there when people need us and we are always happy to lend a helping hand for a good cause.
So, what happens when a community comes together for the purpose of highlighting both visual arts and music? Exodus Moving and Storage gets the unique pleasure of moving Pianos about Town.
What is Pianos about Town?
Established in 2010, Pianos about Town was born of the energies and ideas of the City of Fort Collins, the Downtown Development Authority and the Bohemian Foundation. The idea was simple: old pianos would be placed at random throughout the city. Local artists would be invited to publically paint their own designs and styles of art on each piano. The pianos would then be moved repeatedly throughout the city, arriving in various public squares and open air spaces. Local musicians as well as average residents would then have access to them as they go about their day. The idea being that this “happening” would encourage spontaneity, creativity and a positive community environment.
The Bohemian Foundation
In 2001, Pat Stryker founded the Bohemian Foundation with one main goal: making the world a better place. Placing infinite value on the worth of the individual human spirit and its potential for growth, creativity and innovation, this organization now works with other community organizations to encourage these core values. The foundation focuses on music as a primary avenue for facilitating personal expression, believing that it will ultimately foster society’s liberation from many of the social plagues of our modern age.
Downtown Development Authority
The DDA exists to help join together citizens, businesses and government in an effort to stimulate growth. It serves to provide guidance both organizationally and financially to evolving projects in downtown areas.
City of Fort Collins “Art in Public Places” Program
Established in 1995, the Art in Public Places Program is an initiative created by the City of Fort Collins. This program believes that quality of life is directly affected by the presence of art. It works with local artists to encourage and enhance opportunities for public art maintenance and exhibition throughout Fort Collins.
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