Bringing Art and Music To The Streets


Pianos About Town brings local art and spontaneous music to the streets of Fort Collins.

Pianos About Town started in 2010 as a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program.

Community members watch as local artists transform donated pianos into public art.

Scattered among 20 locations across town in the summer, and six locations in the winter, the completed pianos offer surprise interruptions of color and music across Fort Collins. The whimsical pianos beckon to passersby and invite them to make and listen to music together.

In the summer of 2018, Pianos About Town welcomed the 100th piano into the program.

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Interested in donating a gently used piano?

The program uses full-size upright pianos that are at least 48" tall and in good working order. Individuals who have a piano to donate can email a photo of the piano to Liz Good, Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (970) 416-2646 to determine if the piano is a good fit for the program. If the piano meets program requirements, professional movers pick up the piano free of charge in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Wellington or surrounding areas.

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Apply To Paint a Piano!

The program is looking for diversity in artwork styles and concepts, with a preference for emerging artists and new and exciting ideas.

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000. To apply, artists must submit a letter of intent and concept rendering. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. MST on Feb. 28.

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Virtual Workshop

This Zoom session will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. about the application and review process. Program staff will be available to answer questions at the end of the session.

Feb. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. MT

No need to register. Join the Zoom meeting at fcgov.com/pianos.

Virtual Presentation and Q&A

  • Feb. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • More at: fcgov.com/pianos
  • This virtual session will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. about the application and review process. Program staff will be available to answer questions at the end of the session.

One-On-One Meetings with Program Staff

  • Feb. 22, 2-6:30 p.m., by appointment
  • More at: fcgov.com/pianos
  • Staff will be available to meet with applicants one-on-one for up to 30 minutes to review applications and make application recommendations. Staff also will be available to provide general information for applicants who were unable to attend the first information session.

Questions? Contact Liz Good at (970) 416-2646; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..