Have you seen these bright pianos appearing?
Brightly painted pianos can be found around town, thanks to “Play Me, Tulsa!” — a project of Saied Music Co. in partnership with Tulsa Mayfest and Anchor Paint.
A festival-goer plays a painted piano at Tulsa International Mayfest.
Twelve public school art departments were invited to paint a dozen upright pianos provided by Saied Music Co. The pianos were debuted at Mayfest 2019 and afterward were relocated to outdoor public spaces.
In preparation for this project, Saied Music collected pianos for over a year. Local public school art departments (including Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Union and Broken Arrow) submitted their own design ideas. Anchor Paint provided the paint for the pianos.
Locations hosting pianos include Gathering Place, Kendall Whittier Square, ahha Tulsa, the Jenks Riverwalk and the H.A. Chapman Centennial Green. Pianos will be available to the public to view and play at these locations through the end of July. A full list can be found at playmetulsa.com.