19 Playable Pianos Now On Streets Of Everett

Street Tunes is back in Everett. 19 decorated pianos are available for visual and audio stimulation. Here are their locations and other details including how to vote for your favorite…

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This Piano is called “Tickle My Keys” and was painted by Jackie Cort.

It’s that time of year again to partake in “Street Tunes: An Invitation to Jam,” along the sidewalks of downtown Everett from Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Tuesday, Aug. 23. Passersby are invited to play any of the 19 pianos that have been decorated by local artists.

Everett Street Tunes is an interactive art project, from start to finish, beginning with the commissioning of artists to decorate each piano. This year’s artists and pianos are all seasoned Street Tunes veterans.

Among the pianos will be several People’s Choice Winners from past years, including Music Leopard Lounge by Janet Wold, Summer Reflections by Shannon Danks and Meow Art by Cathy Tanasse. The 2015 People’s Choice Award winner, Joy Unspeakable by Kimberly Williams, will be on display at the Everett Station

Carol Thomas, Cultural Arts manager, said the pianos not only allow participants to contribute to the art scene in the city, but also attract attention to businesses in the downtown core.

“Street Tunes is a really fun aspect of summertime in Everett,” Thomas said. “It allows everyone to enjoy our downtown and brings out their creative side.”

For more information about Everett Street Tunes, or to submit a vote for your favorite piano, please visit everettwa.gov/streettunes.

Piano locations include:

• Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Music Leopard Lounge by Janet Wold
• Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt. Ave., Intertwined by Amber Forrest
• Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., All Star Player Piano by Cathy Tanasse
• Homestreet Bank, 2720 Hoyt Ave., Pacific Coast Rocks by Melana Bontrager
• Renee’s Contemporary Clothing, 2820 Colby Ave., Night Concerto by Anna Mastronardi Novak
• Best Nails, 2928 Colby Ave., Nature’s Melodies by Cassandra Reed
• Major League Pizza, 2811 Colby Ave., The Phantom by Jeromy Sawdon
• Clear Image, 2806 Colby Ave., Moonlight Garden Jam by Holly Stafford
• Silver Cup Coffee, 2707 Colby Ave., Broadway Boogie Woogie by Si Newland
• Petite Sweet & J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Ave., Play Me a Tune in the Rolling Hills by Krista Jefferson
• Wicked Cellars, 2616 Colby Ave., Tickle My Keys by Jackie Cort
• Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Meow Art by Cathy Tanasse
• Café Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave., Summer Reflections by Shannon Danks
• Sno-Isle Co-op & Sisters Restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., Produce Sounds by Elizabeth Person
• Vintage Café, 1510 Hewitt Ave., Epoca Rosso by Alexander Vincini
• Sol Food, 1405 Hewitt Ave., Jimi Hendrix Experience by Jesse Jeter
• Scuttlebutt Brewery, 1205 Craftsman Way, Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love by Cheri O’Brien
• Everett Transit Station, 3201 Smith Ave.
o Outdoors – Sun in Raven in Whale by Darrin Hess & Jane Meagher
o Indoors – Joy Unspeakable by Kim Williams


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