Community Partners

Playin’ Around South Orange Piano Project

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Playin’ Around South Orange – #SOPianos – is a public art project that highlights both the visual and the performing arts. Pianos transformed into works of art by local artists provide unexpected and delightful encounters in our day-to-day lives through the spontaneous making of music. We hope that the keys of the pianos are ‘tickled’ every day bringing joy to all who experience them.

2018 #SOPianos

Click here to read the 2018 Request for Proposals and Application.

Kick-off Event
SAT, AUGUST 25 at 12Noon

The opening weekend of Playin’ Around South Orange overlaps with the return of Seton Hall University students to our community. The project’s launch is celebrated with a kick-off event where musicians and artists gather at each of the pianos to perform for the public simultaneously.  

The Playin’ Around South Orange program typically comes to a close coinciding with Seton Hall University Weekend in early October.   

To honor each year’s pianos as pieces of art, they are auctioned off and/or donated to benefit SOPAC’s education programming.

To receive information about Playin’ Around South Orange as well as upcoming SOPAC shows and events, please sign-up for SOPAC E-News.

2017 #SOPianos 

Playin’ Around South Orange pianos are located throughout downtown South Orange and at Seton Hall University. The 2017 piano locations are listed below along with the visual artists responsible for the visual art design. 

BILL BILLEC Spiotta Park

SANDI KOTERBA AND JESPY HOUSE CLIENTS
Irvington & W. Fairview Avenues

IRENE POMIANOWSKI AND GWENDOLYN ‘ARRI’ JACKSON
Sloan Street Gazebo

ELIZABETH, ALEXA AND ALLIE SIBIO
Village Service Center

LAWRENCE CIARALLO
Bishop Dougherty University Center at Seton Hall

Click here for a map indicating the 2017 piano locations.