Pianos project encouraging Springfield residents to connect through music

Hampden County

The city of Springfield is encouraging public performance outdoors!

They’re encouraging anyone and everyone to make music. The Springfield Central Cultural District is inviting the public to engage with each other while enjoying music in the open air.   

The Painted Pianos project welcomes everyone to play. Three pianos are placed throughout the city, with hopes, of getting the public to interact with each other and their environment.

Its mission is to get people talking about, and supporting local performers.

“We want artists here to thrive and stay in Massachusetts and work here, live here and raise families here,” said Meri Jenkins of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “Just like everyone else.”

Artists are paid to use the piano as their canvas, while musicians are paid to perform. This is The Springfield Central Cultural District’s second year using pianos to brighten public spaces.

Professional musicians will be treating lunch goers to free concerts.

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