We've received two upright pianos from generous donors to paint, weatherproof, and install as public art projects in Downtown Haverhill! We also have two artists lined up to deck them out in fun, colorful, eye-catching designs! This temporary public art project will have a lasting impact on Downtown Haverhill by providing an accessible, interactive way to bring music and color to the streets!
When will the pianos be installed?
We're hoping to have both pianos in their locations in time for First Fridays in the Cultural District and the Better Block event on Merrimack Street the weekend of May 5th and 6th!
Where will they be installed?<br>
One piano will be located in front of the Goecke Parking Deck on Merrimack Street during the O+ Festival and the Better Block event. The other will be located in Washington Square. A third potential piano will be installed in Columbus Park near the train bridge.
How long will they be displayed for?
The pianos will be displayed for as long as they hold up! As soon as wear and tear (from use and weather) becomes a danger to the public, or when the pianos are no longer able to be tuned, they will be removed.
If I donate, will my donation be acknowledged anywhere?
Yes! Your name/business name will be displayed in the sponsor tab here on this web page so the world will know you helped make it happen!
April 18, 2017
We've lined up local artist Greg Moutafis to paint one of the pianos! Greg's work is a colorful, graphic style that will really stand out! Check out his artwork HERE!
March 8, 2017
Thanks to some kind donors who helped cover the cost of delivery, we now have the pianos in our possession! They are being housed at the Cogswell School in Bradford, home of the soon to be Cogswell Art Center. Thank you to the Carvalho Family, the Grassie's and Team Haverhill, and Tom Ellis Life Coaching for your generous donations!
Your donation will help cover the cost of paint, painting supplies, and materials to weather proof the pianos so they will last as long as possible in their outdoor spaces.