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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”! Ten pianos have been donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists.

Pianos are located throughout the downtown and the Community Arts – Shadelands Campus. The project goal is to bring community members together to create musical memories in downtown Walnut Creek!


Live performances by professional &/or special guests every Tuesday from 12-1pm

September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 8,15

1655 N. Main St.   ~   1501 Locust St.   ~   1328 N. Main St.

Make lunch plans at your favorite downtown restaurant & experience live music on your way!


Shadelands front

Community Arts - Shadelands Campus

More images to come!


Piano/Artist Locations:
1330 N. Main St. – Jane & Daniel Corich
Broadway Plaza (Event Plaza) – James Woods Marshall
111 Wiget Lane (Community Arts - Shadelands Campus) – Casey Rasmussen
1403 Locust St. – Faye Hsu  
1499 N. Main St. – Lauren Bielawski
1362 Locust St. – Ande Lincoln/Rachel Chan
1655 N. Main St. – Susan E Blair
1501 Locust St. – Ally McKay
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek's Main Library – Cava Menzies
1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Liberty Bell Plaza – Christopher Cueves

Piano Sponsors:
Diablo Regional Arts Association 
Fantasy Forum Actor’s Ensemble 
Macerich/Broadway Plaza 
Rebel Art School
The Ballet School Performing Arts
Walnut Creek City Council
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau
Program Contributors:
Encore Piano Movers
Kelly-Moore Paints

Sponsorship Information:
Individuals, businesses, or community groups can sponsor a piano for $500. Click here for details

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Hemmenway, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  925-933-6778





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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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