Boston Embraces Pop-up Pianos


Bostonians are loving the 60 colorful pianos that popped up across Boston and Cambridge these past days, placed by Celebrity Series of Boston. Decorated by local artists, each instrument bears a simple message: “Play Me, I’m Yours.”

And play people have.


The pianos, which will be available until Oct. 10, are part of a public art project by British artist Luke Jerram that’s been installed in 50 cities worldwide, including London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Munich, New York and Los Angeles.

The installation also  came to Boston in 2013, and more than 500,000 people used them!

Gary Dunning, president of Celebrity Series Boston, hopes the installation helps spread the “joy of live performance” and shows people that “the arts are for everyone and that all people should have the opportunity to participate.”

Can’t wait to go play one of these quirky pianos? Locations for the pianos, as well as videos and photos people have shared from their performances are on the web at


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