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Rescuing pianos

July 13, 2015

As the Arts Commissioner, Nick has been proud to host a fantastic restored piano from Piano! Push Play! in City Hall this month.

Founded by Megan McGeorge, Piano! Push Play rescues old pianos that are destined for the dumpster. With the help of local businesses and designers, the pianos are transformed into working pieces of art. They are then placed across the city in public spaces, making music accessible to everyone in our community.

City Hall’s piano was designed by North Agency, and is an ode to Forest Park. On Tuesday, bring your lunch, and join us for a mini-concert. Jackson Grace, a talented 11-year-old, will serenade us with a farewell concert for the piano. It will be moved to Columbia Park in North Portland on Wednesday.

Want to find one of these great public pianos? Piano! Push Play! just released an app that shows a map of where all their pianos are located around Portland. When you find one, post a picture on social media and hashtag #pianopushplay!

Check out Piano! Push Play!’s website to find out more information. 


Jules Rogers in the Portland Tribune

Street pianos in Portland provide an open opportunity to play

Randy L. Rasmussen in The Oregonian

Photo courtesy of Piano! Push Play!