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Painted Pianos

September 3rd – October 18th

Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos!” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists. The pianos will be strategically placed for the public to play and perform on, for six - eight weeks (weather permitting). The project goal is to bring community members together to create musical memories in downtown Walnut Creek!

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Interested in painting your own piano? Click HERE to apply!

Submissions due by August 21st. See Artist's Information Packet for more info.


Painted Piano Sponsors

Individuals, businesses, or community groups can sponsor a piano for $500

Click here for details


Piano Locations – Coming Soon!


For more information, please contact: Mia Carvotta, Intern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Kathy Hemmenway, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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Walnut Creek Downtown’s 2018 Community Service Day project coordinated community artwork featured on the downtown’s 40 Big Belly waste bins.

WCD conducted a public artist call to gather artwork to be displayed in frames (31 7/16” w x 45” h) attached to the sides of the Big Belly’s as well as the back of the paired units, if logical. Artists were encouraged to incorporate recycling messages into their colorful creations as the newest addition to the City’s public art program. This project was funded by Contra Costa County’s Solid Waste Authority’s Recycle Smart program.


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Who selected the artists?
A jury comprised of Walnut Creek Downtown staff, City staff, current &/or present Art Commissioners, and 1-2 downtown business owners/managers.

How long will the art be on display?
Minimum of 1 year, maximum of 3 years.



Current Utility Box Art Installations

The City of Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Downtown collaborated recently to add artistic flair to our core downtown. Artwork from selected artists was transferred to vinyl wraps and adhered to the utility boxes during Community Service Day.


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