Vancouver’s School of Piano Technology for the Blind is bringing back beautiful playable art to a public space in the area. Those who encountered an intricately-decorated piano, or 10, along the sidewalks of Vancouver last August, were among the thousands to experience the Piano School’s Keys to the City project.
Kim Capeloto, president of the Piano School’s board of directors, recently announced that this year’s Keys to the City will be held Aug. 30 through Sept. 8. The 10-day music and arts event will feature 10 pianos in area gathering spots throughout Vancouver, featuring community involvement and interaction from start to finish.
“This project is about bringing the community together for a fun event that will inspire people to enjoy Vancouver even more,” said Jeff Lann, School of Piano Technology executive director.
For the project, students from the school are preparing and tuning 10 pianos before turning them over to area artists to decorate. Each artist will personalize the piano and create a decorated piece of playable art. Upon completion, the pianos will be placed in some of Vancouver’s most popular public places and gathering spots for a 10-day celebration of music. The pianos will be available for all to play. Click here to read more.