Public piano in downtown Eugene receives artwork

(SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. -- The City of Eugene is adding pianos to the downtown area for the public to play.

Sunday saw more progress on the artwork soon to adorn the musical instruments.

The City added a piano for folks to enjoy some non-traditional music downtown and create a more welcoming environment.

There's another piano at the Hult Center that will be painted later by another artist.

The downtown piano is tied in with the youth center's summer theme, “Build a Better World.”

"It was really the brainchild of cultural services and we are just really happy to be partnering with them and working together to make this happen. It's a beautiful piece of art," said Eugene Library’s Youth Service manager Kristen Thorp.

The piano project was inspired by similar programs in other cities, such as Portland and Fort Collins, Colorado.

The pianos will be on display until the end of September.

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