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Pianos in the Squares 2019 Kickoff!
June 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Back again for July 2019! A few of Portland’s well-traveled squares are about to get more colorful and musical with the addition of Pianos in the Squares.
Pianos in the Squares is a project of City of Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities, Portland Downtown, and Friends of Congress Square Park. Colorful, painted pianos will be available for all to play and enjoy in Monument Square, Congress Square, Longfellow Square and Bramhall Square throughout the month of July.
Join us for the big reveal of Pianos in the Squares on Friday, June 28th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Schedule of Ribbon Cuttings and Performances:
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Bramhall Square
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Longfellow Square
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Congress Square
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Monument Square
Pianos will be placed in the squares starting on Monday, June 24th. Each piano will be painted by local artists and supported by a local business. A special thank you to Sherwin Young of Starbird Music and Piano Gallery for sourcing and tuning the pianos.
Sally DeLuca, Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities says “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.”
Pianos in the Squares will be hosted throughout the month of July. Stop by Congress Square Park, Monument Square, Bramhall Square, and Longfellow Square and give one a try!