The Piano Project Pianos are Installed in Stamford Downtown

Bouffard Cassandra – Origami Music Box (contributed photo)

STAMFORD, CT – The Piano Project in Stamford Downtown, an exciting musical outdoor sculpture exhibit will transform the downtown with colorfully decorated pianos this summer. Stamford Downtown Special Services District has installed 25 donated pianos, that have been transformed into originally designed and painted art pieces. The pianos are on display for playing and enjoying by thousands of area residents and visitors June through September, 2021.

The Piano Project in Stamford Downtown, is the 10th exhibit of its kind and the 28th annual sculpture exhibit produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Service District, an organization responsible for managing and promoting Stamford Downtown as the region’s destination for dining, entertainment, retail, housing and education.

Stamford Downtown assembled some of the tri-state’s most talented artists to create works of art using the pianos. Each piano is sponsored by a business or organization. The pianos will be covered at night and during inclement weather. We ask that the public does not remove the covers. After the summer-long exhibit, the pianos will be rounded up and refurbished for an auction. A portion of the proceeds will go to Project Music.

The Piano Project in Stamford Downtown builds on the enormous successes of past interactive exhibits, CowParade Stamford 2000, Art-O-Mobiles in 2001, Stamford Safari in 2003, It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs in 2010, Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown in 2012, Street Seats in 2014, Dinosaurs Rule in 2015, Art Shapes in 2017 and Space Invasion in 2019. Those exhibits brought record -breaking tourism and spending dollars estimated in the hundreds of thousands to the Downtown.

Spectators can download “Otocast,” a free smart phone app with a digital exhibit map, audio guide and artist commentary.

The Piano Project is produced by Stamford Downtown and sponsored by: The Cingari Family, Empire State Realty Trust, Reckson, The Cappelli Organization, Bar Rosso, The Campus, 1937 West Main Street, True North Stamford, Highgrove, First County Bank, NBCUniversal, One Stamford Realty, People’s United Bank, RXR Realty, Twenty Lake Holdings and supported by The City of Stamford, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WEBE 108, The Palace and Happyhaha Photography.

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