Pianos on the Street

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2019 Pianos on the Street 

Back for the fourth year, the public is invited to help liven up parks in Port Coquitlam with the sound of piano music.

This year the pianos have been painted with unique designs by local artists. Sarah Ronald invited the public to join her in completing her design on May Day and Marnie Maule also engaged with the community during Art at the Market on July 4 to help paint in her design.

There is one piano in Veteran’s Park (Outside of City Hall entrance).

The second piano will be installed in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) during the week of July 15.


Pianos on the Street celebrates visual art and music. The program features the work of local artists and community groups, and provides opportunities for the community to play and enjoy music in public spaces. Spearheaded by Pacey’s Pianos and the Piano Teachers Federation in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam, the program aims to inspire new and different uses for public spaces and promote music by making it accessible to the community.

The City of Port Coquitlam, in partnership with Pacey’s and the Piano Teachers Federation, invites local artists and community groups to paint pianos as part of the Pianos on the Street project. The pianos are displayed at outdoor locations in Port Coquitlam throughout July and August. The initiative supports the development of public art, activates public spaces, and promotes music within the community.

Pianos on the Street is a community engagement initiative spearheaded by Pacey’s Pianos and the Piano Teachers Federation in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam.

Piano Designed by Sarah Ronald

Application Form
  • Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members of Port Coquitlam’s arts community and City Arts & Culture staff. Submissions will be evaluated on artistic merit (originality of image, composition and colour), concept and community engagement plan (Veterans Park Community Piano). Applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete, up to 3 weeks following the application deadline.
  • Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Deadline for 2019:  April 15, 2019

Pianos on the Street Project
Postal Code
Before you begin this application please confirm that you understand:

All uploaded files are required to be labeled using the following format: first initial, last name, sequence number. Example: J_Smith_01

All files incorrectly uploaded will not be considered*

Maximum upload size: 134.22MB
Maximum upload size: 134.22MB
Maximum upload size: 134.22MB
By submitting this form, you agree to the terms of this contract and the following:
• You represent and warrant that you are the creator of the work submitted and that you have the copyright to the proposed design.

• You agree to grant the City of Port Coquitlam the right to use photographs of the work for promotional and/or documentation purposes of the project.

• If selected, you agree to have your work reproduced on the City of Port Coquitlam’s website and other media for publicity purposes.

• You understand that submissions received without all of the items required and without the proper file naming format will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the committee.


Nikki Hillman 
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
Tel 604.927.8441
Email hillmann@portcoquitlam.ca