Physical Address: 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Pianos About Town 2014
Pianos About Town is a collaborative effort between the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and community partners Bohemian Foundation and Downtown Development Authority. This exciting project brings together visual art and music for the public to enjoy.
Pianos About Town is preparing for another summer of painting and playing. Artist submissions are currently being accepted until April 7th. To download a copy of the Request for Proposals please click on the Current Competitions link. Artists will be selected in April, painting will begin in May, and pianos will be moving out in May for the public to enjoy. For updates please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pianosabouttown.
You can help us care for the pianos! If you enjoy playing the pianos, help us protect them by closing the keyboard cover after each use and using the attached tarp to cover the piano in times of rain and snow - Thank you!
Help Us Extend the Life of a Painted Piano
As the program progresses and our inventory increases, some of the painted pianos have been designated for retirement. Some of the pianos are no longer in playable condition, but could be used for parts, wood, metal components, upcycled into furniture, or whatever creative ideas you can imagine for repurposing. The pianos are free and Pianos About Town will arrange to have the piano moved to your location. For more information, please contact Project Manager Carrie Rorvig at 970-416-2646 or
Transformer Cabinet Murals
Art in Public Places, in collaboration with City of Fort Collins Utilities, has been transforming electrical boxes throughout town since 2006. The program has been growing ever since, and 164 cabinets have been painted to date.
12 artists and 1 non-profit group have been selected to paint transformer cabinets this summer. The cabinets will be at various locations throughout Fort Collins. Check back this spring for updates on artists, links to concepts, and progress photos. You can see images of previous year’s murals by clicking on the Image Gallery link.