The newest public art venture in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts was formally unveiled today.
Springfield is now one of about 40 cities around the world with “street pianos.”
Upright pianos that have been colorfully decorated by professional artists have been put at three locations downtown. The pianos have signs inviting people – regardless of skill level – to sit down and play.
Morgan Drewniany, Executive Director of the Springfield Central Cultural District, said the pianos will add vibrancy to downtown and create a feeling of community.