Pianos on State

A favorite event in Santa Barbara, Pianos on State is a collaborative and interactive musical experience. This year, Pianos on State took place from October 13th through October 24th. 2016 was the seventh annual event and was 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.

This year, the pianos were located at:

• 700 State St. @ Ortega St.

• Bank of America

• First Republic Bank

• Gazillion Dresses

• Heritage Oaks Bank

• Lobero Theatre

• Marshalls

• Montecito Bank & Trust

• Old Navy

• Santa Barbara Airport

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• Starbucks at Victoria

• The Arts Fund

• The Arts Red Piano

And last but certainly not least, a huge thank you is in order for our 2016 piano artists: 

  • Karen Putnam
  • Matt Rodriguez
  • Upstarts Youth Theatre @ Peabody Charter School
  • Paige Kilbourne
  • Heather Kesner
  • Jessica Petkow Niehues of Youth Interactive
  • Judy Nilsen, Stacie Bouffard, Elisa Bollinger
  • Sara Wilcox
  • Owen Duncan
  • David Peacock
  • Trevor Coopersmith of Youth Interactive
  • Aviel Hyman – Youth Interactive

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