Cultural District Celebrates New Public Art Venture Downtown

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has launched its second district-wide public art program, following the success of last summer’s utility-box mural program. Three painted pianos have been installed in the metro center of Springfield, with the mission of activating space, encouraging pedestrian activity, and providing artist income.

This program of public pianos is linked to the international street-pianos movement, with participating cities including London, Paris, and Sydney. Info on the global project can be found at streetpianos.com.

On Monday, June 12, a small celebration and ribbon cutting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Market Place Shops, located behind 1341 Main St., to both showcase one of the works of art and bring light to the project. Two other pianos are also located in the district, at 1350 Main St. and 1550 Main St.

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