Over the last few weeks, our Street Pianos Boston artists have made a home for their projects in the incredible Innovation and Design Building—thanks to our friends at Jamestown. Nestled in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District, the studio is chock full of natural light and beautiful views of the harbor—a perfect backdrop for fueling the creativity of these talented individuals!
The festival returns this fall! Sixty pianos decorated by 60 local artists and community groups will be placed in public outdoor spaces in every Boston neighborhood and select Cambridge locations for the public to play and enjoy September 23 – October 10, 2016. Each piano features a simple invitation: “Play Me, I’m Yours.” Since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours, a community-focused art installation created by Luke Jerram, has been installed in more than 50 cities and reached more than 10 million people globally.
Celebrity Series photographer Robert Torres has made several visits to the artists’ studio to not only get a “sneak peek” of their progress, but also to capture some photos of our artists in action. Enjoy a few of his snapshots below, and keep up with the latest photos on social media by following #streetpianosboston.
Want to learn more about the festival and our artists? Visit streetpianosboston.org.
Photos by Robert Torres
Funding support for Street Pianos Boston 2016 is generously provided by Amy and Joshua Boger, The Boston Foundation, the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, the Klarman Family Foundation, Donna and Mike Egan, Eleanor and Frank Pao, Gentle Giant Moving Company, The Innovation and Design Bldg., the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, and Fund for the Arts, a public art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.