Playable Public Art

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Four outdoor playable pianos are throughout downtown for anyone to play and for all to enjoy. The pianos also serve as temporary works of public art, painted and collaged by talented local artists to bring more color to downtown’s core. While the pianos are primarily for participation from passerbys, we have two pianists Ty Connor and Wes Georgiev playing the pianos throughout the summer.


Piano locations:

Performances:

Wes Georgiev at West Park Block

Saturday, June 30 • 12 p.m.


Ty Connor at West Park Block

Saturday, July 7 12 p.m. 


Wes Georgiev at the Library 

Thursday, July 19 3 p.m.


Ty Conner at MECCA

Saturday, July 21 12 p.m.


Ty Conner at M. Jacobs

Wednesday, August 8 12 p.m. 


Wes Georgiev at West Park Block

Saturday, August 11 12 p.m.


Wes Georgiev at the Library

Thursday, August 16 3 p.m.


Piano Details

  1. West Park Block Deck
  2. MECCA
  3. M. Jacobs Parking Lot
  4. Downtown Library Sidewalk

Jessilyn Piano at Park Block

"Build a Better World" by artist Jessilyn Brinkerhoff


"Representing growth and potential, this design features the native plants Indian paintbrush, maidenhair fern and lupine in vibrant colors. Abstracted book pages open behind the plants in gold and blue, while accents of the original wood peek through the piano. These are plants not just found anywhere but often in alpine regions and riparian zones. Like a story that unfolds, it has always been a surprise and adventure to come upon these species in the wild. Finding plants like these is a treasure of long hikes, visits to river canyons and taking paths less traveled in the spring while protecting these wild areas where they thrive.”


About the Artist

Jessilyn has produced more than 25 murals committed to placemaking in a community that reflects culture, values, history and a future vision for itself. After receiving her art and design degree in 2011 from the University of Oregon, she continued to practice public art, incorporating large imagery of mural painting
and text while pushing the medium to include sculptural elements in metal, ceramic and wood. 


As a female artist raised in Oregon, she holds a unique perspective that is culturally and environmentally aware. Jessilyn is dedicated to a high level of craft in each piece she installs, using public works not only
to beautify spaces but to educate and honor history and ecology.


Contact Us


Production Coordinator

Ph: 541-682-5542

Melissa Schenter