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“Pianos in Parks” is an initiative created by Festivals Kelowna in 2015 with a goal to animate and decorate public spaces through community interaction.

Inspired by similar ‘pop-up piano’ initiatives that run in cities all around the world, 8 free, playable and accessible pianos can be found in high profile, public spaces throughout our community including downtown Kelowna, Kelowna Memorial Cemetery, and Rutland that will encourage residents and visitors to reveal their "inner Mozart".

Decorated by local artists in a collaborative effort again this year, our 8 pianos showcase the artwork this year of local Disney Interactive artists, visual artists Jolene Mackie and Katie Brennen, student artists from Studio 9 School of the Arts, and members of the Festivals Kelowna staff team. Not only will the pianos be functional but will add to the public art landscape in urban and park spaces. They are all unique and visually delightful. Can you decide which one is your favourite? They’re all pretty fabulous!

“Pianos in Parks” will be open for playing from early June until late September
and can be found in these locations:

We invite you to play a public piano, take a pic, or video of yourself or your friends,
and share it on social media. You can even tag it #PianosInPark


Watch for a special Canada 150 piano this year in celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial

Our Sponsors

A very special thank you to our program partners, without whose assistance “Pianos in Parks” wouldn’t be possible:

  • Disney Interactive, our presenting partner, whose community spirit and creativity is inspirational
  • Keystone Music and their amazing Manager, Elmer Epps, who jumped aboard enthusiastically and found the best pianos for us
  • City of Kelowna staff from the Parks and Cultural Services departments
  • Government of Canada

Our 2017 Piano Ambassadors:

  • Uptown Rutland Business Association
  • Kelowna Museums
  • Kelowna Memorial Cemetery