Bringing Art and Music To The Streets

Pianos About Town brings spontaneous music and local art to the streets of Fort Collins.

Pianos About Town started in 2010 as a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Fort Collins, business owners, and community members. Since then, more than 90 pianos have been collected, decorated, and placed into rotation at sites throughout Fort Collins.

Donated pianos are provided to local artists, who work outdoors in Old Town Fort Collins to transform the pianos into visual art.

Members of the community are free to observe the work in progress and are invited to chat with the artists to learn about their skills and techniques.

Once completed, the pianos take on their new status as interactive public art.

Scattered among 20 locations across town in the summer, and six locations in the winter, the pianos offer surprise interruptions of color and music across Fort Collins. The whimsical painted pianos beckon to passersby and invite them to make and listen to music together.

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