The Boston Foundation Helps Fund Boston Street Pianos

Sixty pianos will be placed around Boston this fall, thanks in part to funding from The Boston Foundation, a New England Council member.

Street Pianos Boston, run by Celebrity Series of Boston, will put sixty pianos designed by sixty different artists on the streets of Boston and Cambridge. The project is part of a lager series by international artist Luke Jerram, which has been traveling the world since 2008. Last displayed in Boston in 2013, “Play Me, I’m Yours” invites members of the public to share music by playing the pianos.

The Boston Foundation provides funding for the project because of their belief in the benefit of engaging the public in art. “As Boston’s community foundation, the Boston Foundation is committed to fostering vibrant neighborhoods, and believes innovative public art projects like these are an exciting way to actively engage Bostonians and visitors across the city and bring communities together,” said Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation.

The New England Council thanks the Boston Foundation for their support of Street Pianos Boston.

Read more in The Boston Globe and the Celebrity Series of Boston press release.

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