Public Performance

Street Pianos Boston: Progress in the Studio

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.  

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Photos by Robert Torres

IMG_7507Sorin Bica of Boston’s South End

IMG_7308Jason Chase of Somerville

IMG_7288Clara Wainwright of Cambridge

534A0624Claudia Ravaschiere of Fort Point Channel

534A0801Joshua Wilmoth of Boston’s South End

534A0763Dawn Evans Scaltreto of Watertown

IMG_7393Fernando DeOliveira of Boston’s South End

IMG_7385Young artists assisting John Provenzano of Dorchester

534A0872Karyn Alzayer of Everett

IMG_7461Ben Kauffman of Somerville

IMG_7437Karyn Alzayer of Everett

IMG_7517Ruth K. Henry of Watertown

534A0660Emily Cobb of Brighton

IMG_7468Sorin Bica of South End

IMG_7598Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire of Mattapan

IMG_7563Julia Roth of Quincy

IMG_7554John Provenzano of Dorchester

IMG_7696Olivia Natale of Watertown

IMG_7641Chelsea Rathbun of Medford

IMG_7626Sara Gately of Hyde Park

534A1072Amanda Baldi of Arlington

IMG_7791Christine Winship of Allston

IMG_7771Cindy Prevett of Medfield

IMG_7711Liz LaManche of Somerville

IMG_7927Catherine Maldonado of Medford

IMG_7892Ayanna Mack of Mattapan

IMG_7988Ryan Edwards of Watertown

IMG_7947Victoria Valente of Everett

IMG_8062Rob Obvious of Melrose

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.


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