Greater Lafayette gets an interactive art project

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TIPPECANOE, CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The Greater Lafayette Area is getting some new pieces of art, but the latest public art project may be a little more interactive than usual.

“This is something a little different where the people can sit down and interact with the piece of art,” said Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association member Caryl Matthews.

The Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association is organizing a public arts piano event for the Greater Lafayette area.

The association bought six pianos from Northside Music Company, and with their help, placed them around the community.

TMTA member Caryl Matthews organized the new project, and said the goal is to spark an interest in the piano.

“Part of our goal is to encourage piano playing and live music, and we thought that this was a great way to give back to our community,” said Matthews.

The pianos in Lafayette are on Main Street between Fifth and 11th streets.

There will also be a piano at the West Lafayette Public Library and at the Margerum Fountain Plaza.

However, the art doesn’t stop at the piano playing.

The piano at the Library is decorated by Jeannette Rehmel and a Morton Center painting class.

The artists of Foam City are decorating the pianos on Main Street and the Margerum Fountain Plaza.

Matthews said it’s a multi-art project with one common goal.

“The overall goal is just to have a good time,” said Matthews. “Enjoy music, enjoy live music and be part of the arts of this community.”

Matthews said the benefit is simple.

“Just leaving them, let people play them, hearing others, and just letting people have a good time with them,” said Matthews.

The project will kicked off with a ceremony on Main Street in downtown Lafayette Friday evening.

The pianos will be there for anyone to try until July 28. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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