Pianos placed on streets this week
EVERETT - Pianos return to downtown streets this week.
The city rolled out 18 pianos on Wednesday, Aug. 7 for anyone to play as part of its annual Street Tunes. This year one piano will be placed at the Port of Everett’s waterfront outside Scuttlebutt Brewery, 1205 Craftsman Way.
The pianos are free to play during daylight hours and will be out on streets until Aug. 28.
All of the pianos were donated, and artists made them colorful with their creative touches. Many artists across town were hard at work last week finishing their pianos.
Artist Cassandra Reed painted her piano inside her apartment at the Artspace Lofts. Another artist, Cathy Tanasse, painted hers with chalkboard paint with two of her art students from Snohomish’s Glacier Peak High School.
Tanasse’s “cat” piano from last year will be back. She was replacing the whiskers last week at the 3231 Creatives studios on Broadway.
Some of the other artists working on pianos this year are Anna Mastronardi Novak, Jeromy Sawdon, Alexander Vincini and Melana Bontrager. Eight new pianos are joining the pianos painted for last year’s Street Tunes.
Some of the places to play a piano include the library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Café Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., the Sno-Isle Co-Op, 2804 Grand Ave., and at the corner of Hewitt and Wetmore avenues. Everett Station and 3231 Creatives also will have pianos outside.
For a map showing all the piano locations, visit the city’s website at www.enjoyeverett.org and click on “Street Tunes.”
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