Brightly-decorated pianos offer chance to play in public

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Posted: Jul 19, 2016 12:47 PM
Brightly-decorated pianos offer chance to play in public

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brightly-decorated pianos are on display in public gathering places in the Lansing area, offering people a chance to create music in unexpected places.

The Lansing State Journal reports ( ) an East Lansing-themed piano was installed on Monday as part of Keys in the Cities. It's decorated with sheet music for the Michigan State University fight song, a block "S'' and replicas of some local landmarks.

Larry Grudt, executive director for Keys in the Cities, says about a dozen donated pianos have been decorated and installed in Lansing and East Lansing. The project that's organized through Lansing art gallery Keys to Creativity is in its second year.

Pianos located outdoors will stay in place through mid-October, while those located indoors will remain year round. The program could expand statewide next year.


Information from: Lansing State Journal,