Bringing Art and Music To The Streets

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

Pianos About Town started in 2010 as a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program.

Community members watch as local artists transform donated pianos into public art.

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

In the summer of 2018, Pianos About Town welcomed the 100th piano into the program.

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Apply To Paint a Piano!

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 4:00 p.m. MST on Feb. 1.

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Virtual Workshop

This Zoom session will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. about the application and review process. Program staff will be available to answer questions at the end of the session.

Jan. 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT

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