Painted Pianos Coming Back to Portland Squares
Okay, remember last summer when the painted pianos showed up all over Portland? Well... they're baaaack! The colorfully painted pianos will be placed for everyone to play and enjoy in Monument Square, Congress Square, Longfellow Square and Bramhall Square throughout the month of July.
Pianos in the Squares is a project of City of Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities, Portland Downtown, and Friends of Congress Square Park.
The website quotes Sally DeLuca, Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities on the pianos' presence:
“This project adds to Portland’s artistic vibrancy. You never know who will sit down and play and you probably didn’t know just how talented people are. Pianos in the Squares doesn’t know any boundaries; someone might sit down and play chopsticks and someone else might wow passerbys with Beethoven. The possibilities are endless.”
Each piano is painted by a local artist and supported by a local business. Sherwin Young of Starbird Music and Piano Gallery sourced and tuned the pianos.