Thursday, July 07, 2011

Pop-Up Pianos for Sale at Sing for Hope Charity Auction

Calling all fans of custom piano mods: the opera-based social change charity Sing for Hope is auctioning 10 pianos from its stable of 88 Pop-Up pianos installation from the NYC area. About the Pop-Up piano program:
Sing for Hope's Pop-Up Pianos bring live art to The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island with the installation of 88 pianos, representing each of the 88 keys, placed at parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs. For the two-week duration of the project, the pianos feature formal and impromptu concerts by amateurs and professionals alike, in an open festival of music involving all elements of New York’s culturally diverse population.

Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos celebrate our vision: that all New Yorkers — from Times Square to Coney Island, Lincoln Center to Arthur Avenue — have access to the arts. Each one of the 88 pianos on New York City streets has been painted by a Sing for Hope Volunteer Artist who shares our mission of bringing the arts to all. These professional visual artists volunteered hundreds of hours in our piano warehouse to bring their Pop-Up Pianos to life!

This project combines the participation of dozens of community organizations, the creativity and passion of hundreds of professional artists and public school students, and the spirit of a one-of-a-kind city – New York – to present Pop-Up Pianos.
All profits raised from the sale of these pianos will go to Sing for Hope's Art U! youth outreach program. Get your cash ready soon, as the auction closes on Thursday, July 14 at 5pm.

The pianos being auctioned are:

1 comment:

  1. I love this project. Last year was my first summer in NYC and I made it my mission to play each piano. I wasn't as involved this year, but Sing for Hope is an excellent organization. Great post!