Street Piano Project
Our Street Piano Project was conceived with the intention of creating opportunities for strangers to meet through music who would otherwise never cross paths, as well as to provide access to and expose hidden talents in the people around us.
From an education and development standpoint, it is important that kids see that they can have fun while participating in something bigger than themselves at the same time. Creating an art project for the community that involves breaking the rules by painting a piano in a purely improvisational and collaborative fashion is super fun, playful, creative, and whimsical -- and thrilling and inspiring to witness.
From a human standpoint, it is an incredible experience to see the surprising amount of talent and passion in strangers that we would normally walk past everyday without even saying hello, and to meet them and hear their stories of where they're from and how they came to learn and love music.
Thus far, we have created and installed two street pianos and donated them both:
#1 was installed on Waverly Drive in Pasadena, and was gifted to a music-loving teenager named Francisco who came to play the piano almost everyday.
#2 was featured in Fig Jam, a 1-day festival and community engagement project featuring North Figueroa Street in Highland Park, sponsored by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative, and was donated to Nightengale Middle School in Highland Park.
#3 is currently installed at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. It lives in the courtyard and enjoys warm summer nights and making friends with new people.
If you would like to sponsor or host one, please contact us. We look forward to continuing the Street Piano Project! See you out there!
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