Piano. Push. Play. Brings Music to the Streets of Portland
The Portland-based art project Piano. Push. Play. fixes old and unwanted pianos, commissions local artists to decorate them, and then places the pianos on the streets for anyone to play. Once the pianos have spent a summer on the streets, they are donated to local schools and community centers.
It all started three years ago, when Portland musician Megan McGeorge founded Piano. Push. Play. with a mission to bring music outside of the typical concert hall setting, and onto the streets of Portland.
Today, the local art project has expanded to ten pianos distributed throughout Portland – in parks, community hot spots such as the Portland Art Museum’s courtyard, and even on top of Mt. Tabor.
Here at Gard, we were thrilled to help Megan tell her story by launching a pro-bono PR campaign to line up interviews with local media and get the word out – watch one of our favorites with KGW’s Cassidy Quinn.
Photography by Benji Vuong.