Downtown GJ Keyed Up Over Artful Addition

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There’s a new kind of art on Main Street today, that you can both see and hear.

Three painted pianos have popped up on Main Street for anyone to play. “There’s a little bit of history with Street Beats. It was formerly Keys to the City, and that was ran by the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra,” said Caitlyn Love, the marketing and communications specialist for Downtown Grand Junction.

Now, the symphony has donated three pianos to carry on a new tradition. “We put them out on the street last year, but they weren’t painted. And so this year we’re really happy and really proud to announce three local artists who have dedicated a lot of time into painting these pianos,” said Love.

The three artists are Ethan Dow, Donna Fullerton, and Krizia Rodriguez. The pianos can be found along main street; one is on the sidewalk, the other two are in breezeways. “Provide a stipend for the artists and then they were also donated downtown gift cards for their time and hard work,” said Love.

The instruments will be outside for many months, giving everyone an opportunity to make some music. “They will be out, weather permitting, until around Mid-October,” said Love.

Each piano has been adopted by a local business, which is responsible for keeping them clean and safe. “Really appreciate local art and local music, and this was the perfect combination of both,” said Love.

The next time you walk down Main Street, you can stop and play a little tune!

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