The Town of Stony Plain and the Cultural Roundtable are launching their first Outdoor Piano Project. Three donated pianos, previously en route to the landfill and decorated by visual artists, are placed at outdoor pedestrian-friendly locations in Stony Plain.
The project is an initiative of the Cultural Master Plan and the Public Art Program, both jointly created by the Town of Stony Plain and the Cultural Roundtable to strengthen Stony Plain’s cultural sector.
“Public art is a powerful vehicle for promoting community dialogue,” says Chantelle Laberge, Cultural Development Officer at the Town of Stony Plain. “The Outdoor Piano Project was created to enliven areas in Stony Plain, complement our culturally vibrant downtown, and encourage social interactions and exchanges within the community.”
Two of the pianos have been painted by artists Daphne Cote and Duncan Mackay and the third was decorated by members of the Cultural Roundtable. The pianos are available to the public for the summer at Shikaoi, Rotary, and Heritage parks. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit and play the pianos starting Tuesday, June 21.
Stony Plain’s Public Art Program
Public art plays a powerful role in community realm enhancements. The Town of Stony Plain has made major investments in its mural program thus far and is committed to increasing awareness of and participation in local public art in the future.
For more information on the Cultural Master Plan or the Public Art Program, please visit our website: www.stonyplain.com/culture
For more information, contact:
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain