The Pianos in the Parks program is being run by arts nonprofit One Reel, and will include 11 artist-designed pianos, placed in Seattle parks and public spaces from July 13 – 30. There will also be six single-day events with music, arts, and educational programs on the weekends in July.
One of the events will be at Carkeek Park on July 15, 10am to 5pm. There will be music from local artists, free youth piano lessons in the morning, yoga classes around the piano, dance lessons and performances by ARC Dance, and the Music Center of the Northwest’s Instrument Petting Zoo. The piano, designed and painted by artist Rachel Sprague, will be available for the public to play throughout the day.
Pianos in the Parks was founded by Laird Norton Wealth Management, but this is the first year that One Reel is running it. For more information and the full piano line-up, visit the Pianos in the Parks website.
Photo by Laird Norton Wealth Management