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Pianos on Parade



Pianos on Parade is an annual program where uniquely painted artistic pianos are placed in locations around town for the community to play and enjoy! Everyone is welcome to play and enjoy these artistic pianos for the month of August!

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2017 Pianos on Parade

Painted by local artists, organizations, schools and artist groups, these wonderfully artistic pianos were on view through August 31, 2017 at various locations around the City of Auburn.

Steam Punk Piano Piano Location: Home Plate Pub, B Street Plaza, Downtown 

Theme: This Steampunk piano is an interpretation of how people in the Victorian era would have seen the future.  Use of brass, copper, gears and pressure gauges transform this piano into a mechanical wonder. 

Artist: Chris Telford is an artist and jewelry instructor at Auburn High School.


Lantern Piano
Piano Location: Haggen,1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E.

Theme: Inspired by the 1920s German silent horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, artist team Michael Taskey and Theresa Taskey Uttecht use glow in the dark paint, carved wood and solar powered lights to make this piano truly a work of art.

Artist: Michael Taskey and Theresa Taskey Uttecht

Happy Trees Piano Piano Location: 25 West Main Street, City Hall 

Theme: "Happy Trees" is inspired by nature with pop art influences. The green mounds are trees with various emotions to provide a whimsical and fun environment. The piano design was created using a technique similar to decoupage.

Artist: Fin'es Scottlinks to external site is a Seattle based artist that creates happy, youthful art in a variety of mediums and enjoys creating works that make people smile. She studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and lived in NYC for many years working in the fashion industry before returning to Seattle to further her artistic goals.

Mary Ellen PianoPiano Location: Nelson's Jewelry, 101 Main Street (Corner of Main and Auburn Ave, Downtown Auburn) 

Theme:  Inspired by the majestic view from Auburn's Centennial Viewpoint Park, artist Mary Ellen Bowers created an torn paper collage from this impressive overlook.  Using hand-painted paper, Mary Ellen recreated the view of Mt. Rainier and the park's sculpture "The Long Look" (by Brad Rude.)

Artist: Mary Ellen Bowerslinks to external site - Mary Ellen Bowers delights in discovering new ways to depict the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  Known primarily for her unique mosaics of used plastic credit-cards and gift-cards, Mary Ellen enjoys exploring the limits of unconventional art-making.

Penny Piano
Piano Location:Zola's Cafe, 402 E Main St #12

Theme: In tribute to street performers, anyone can play the piano for tips

with this penny covered piano that has the tip jar built right in!

Artist: Kelsey D’Andrade