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.
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.
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.
The program is looking for diversity in artwork styles and concepts, with a preference for emerging artists and new and exciting ideas. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000. To apply, artists must submit a letter of intent and concept rendering. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 12.
This session will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. about the application and review process. Handouts will be provided and program staff will be available to answer questions during the rest of the session.
At this drop-in session, staff will be available to sit with applicants one-on-one to review applications and make application recommendations. Staff also will be available to provide general information for applicants who were unable to attend the first information session. Information about other artist opportunities offered by the City of Fort Collins will be available.