Pianos on State


A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience. The 2016 event takes place October 13th through October 23rd. This will be the seventh annual event and is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, the Downtown Organization, New Noise, the Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, and the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. Each piano becomes its own piece of art as local Santa Barbara artists create unique looks. Pianos are available for musical exploration, impromptu play, and planned performances morning, afternoon, and evening over two weekends (10 a.m.-9 p.m. per piano). Always a local favorite, this is truly a fun event.

Check back soon for artists and locations. In the meantime, here are a few video highlights from previous years!

If you are an artist interested in painting a piano, you can submit your artwork for consideration. The deadline is September 9th.
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