For the next few weeks, Seattle’s parks will be a lot more musical. Today marks the first day of this summer’s Pianos in the Parks—back for round two after an incredibly successful debut last summer! If you missed last year’s awesome month-long event, here’s a recap:
“In the Pianos in the Parks public-private partnership, some of the region’s leading music and arts organizations have come together to encourage us all to discover our parks. It all starts with an alluring piano. And not just any old piano – these pianos have been donated, restored and tuned by Classic Pianos and dynamically designed by the students, faculty and friends of Gage Academy of Art. With partners like Seattle Symphony, KEXP, and City of Music who knows who you’ll find tickling the ivories of one of these pianos? From baseball to dog parks, concerts to picnics – we all now have another reason to DISCOVER OUR PARKS: the PIANO. ENJOY!”
Pianos in the Parks is one of our favorite Seattle activities. It’s the perfect blend of nature, art, music, and community. And it’s free!
Anyone can play these beautiful, one-of-a-kind pianos. Even if you’ve never touched an instrument in your life, and even if you can’t sing a note to save your life—they’re meant for you. The 22 pianos are scattered across Seattle, but Pianos in the Parks has created a guide to help you find all of them, complete with information about the brilliant artists behind them.
These pianos are a reason to get outside and enjoy this stunning Seattle summer. These pianos are an excuse to finally visit that park you drive past every morning on your way to work. These pianos are reason to try something new. What’s not to love?