Piano in the Park welcomes Riverfront visitors to play all summer

The donated piano was painted by SFCC art students

Riverfront Park: 509.625.6600. Media: Fianna Dickson, 509.625.6297.

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:43 a.m.

A painted piano will be placed at the base of the Clock Tower in Riverfront for park users to play throughout the summer. It will be delivered Friday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m.

‘Piano in the Park’ was donated by Music City, tuned up and weather-proofed by the Piano Technicians Guild, and painted by students from SFCC’s Art Department.

Story Behind the Piano

The Piano Technicians Guild contacted Riverfront and SFCC’s Art department with the idea to weatherproof and paint a piano for the park. With all parties enthusiastic about the project, a group of SFCC art students each submitted an idea to a panel of representatives from Parks, Music City, and the Piano Technicians Guild. The panel selected artist Kiara Lime’s concept for the piano. Participating students then worked together to bring her concept to life.

City of Spokane Parks & Recreation would like to recognize the following partners for their work on Riverfront’s new Piano in the Park:

SFCC Art Department: Carl Richardson, Instructor and Kiara Lime, Designer/Artist

Artists: Nick DeCaro, Liz Taylor, Kira Edminster, Maddy Johnson, Kat Lime and Freddie Lime

Music City Pianos: Darrin Wittkopp

Piano Technicians Guild: David Heidel and Tim Monte Calvo, both Registered Piano Technicians