City Officials and the Springfield Cultural Partnership kicked off another round of the popular summer Painted Piano Project!

Three painted pianos have been placed around the downtown area, including outside 1350 Main St., at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum at the Quadrangle, and at One Monarch Place.

Weekly lunchtime concerts by professional musicians are scheduled to take place at all three locations through September, Mondays, from 12 to 1 p.m. at 1 Monarch Place; Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Springfield Museums; and Fridays, 12 to 1 p.m. at 1350 Main Street. The public is invited to stop by at any time and play the pianos at any other time.

The pianos were painted by local artists Jack Devlin, Robert Markey and Sheldon Smith. A newly painted piano this year was sponsored by, and is hosted by the Springfield Museums.

The SCP is funding this program through generous community sponsors, and pianos were donated by the Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS). The District is seeking additional sponsors to fund musicians playing the pianos throughout the summer.

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