Friday, Sep 23, 2016 8:00a -
Monday, Oct 10, 2016 11:30p
60 locations around Boston and Cambridge
Boston, MA 02108
Festivals & Fairs, Music
See where you can find all 60 masterpieces and start planning your piano tour at: http://streetpianos.com/boston2016
Street Pianos Boston returns this fall! Sixty pianos decorated by 60 local artists and community groups will be placed in public outdoor spaces in every Boston neighborhood and select Cambridge locations for the public to play and enjoy September 23 – October 10, 2016. Each piano features a simple invitation: “Play Me, I’m Yours.” Since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours, a community-focused art installation created by Luke Jerram, has been installed in more than 50 cities and reached more than 10 million people globally. See tour highlights from around the world at streetpianos.com.
Celebrity Series of Boston first produced Street Pianos Boston in 2013, when over 500,000 people engaged with the pianos all across Boston. The festival launched our now annual commitment to public performance art as part of Arts for All!, Celebrity Series’ community initiatives, and reflects our vision that the performing arts are everyone.
The 60 local artists participating in Street Pianos Boston are hard at work at The Innovation and Design Center. But who are these creative contributors? Selected through a public application process, these artists represent a variety of backgrounds and artistic abilities, and hail from neighborhoods across the City and Greater Boston. And, in addition to painting and illustration, they work in sculpture, quilting, woodblock printing, dance, and music—all mediums they will bring to bear as they transform the pianos!
Piano locations will be announced after Labor Day. The selection process to host or decorate a piano is now closed.