Where to find #Keys2Streets public pianos around Vancouver this summer

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      Vancouver’s outdoor pianos are back for the summer.

      Now in its sophomore year, the initiative led by CityStudio has expanded from four to 10 pianos spread out across the city.

      In a recent interview, #Keys2Streets project lead Jennifer Vallée told the Straight that it was easy to convince the city to give an okay for more music in public spaces.

      “We’re doing it a lot bigger because of how positive the reaction was last year,” she said.

      Vallée's CityStudio partner, Ebba Hassel, said the same.

      “Everyone loved playing the pianos last year so we brought them back,” he said. “We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to play whether you’re downtown, in a park, or in East Vancouver.”

      The pianos can be played from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will remain outdoors until August 23, 2014.

      Here’s where to find them, as well as the names of local artists who lent a hand in decorating the instruments:

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      • Canada Place: 999 Canada Place (on the west side) | Artist: Paola Savast
      • Robson Park: 525 Kingsway | Artist: Jackson Lovett
      • Creekside Community Centre: 1 Athletes Way | Artist: CityStudio
      • Strathcona Park: 898 Prior Street | Artist: Sarah Hennekens
      • Main Street and 21 Avenue: 198 East 21 Avenue | Artist: Miralda Reyes
      • Chinatown: 188 E Pender St | Artist: Jamie Bizness
      • Lot 19: 901 West Hastings Street (at Hornby) | Artist: Danielle Vallee, CityStudio
      • Spyglass Dock: 1800 Spyglass Place | Artist: CityStudio
      • Stanley Park: 845 Avison Way |Artist: CityStudio
      • Dude Chilling Park: 2390 Brunswick Street | Artist: Cheryl Cheeks, Josephine Wang, Carolyn Bell and Marnie Hiebert at MakerLabs
      Joseph Hirabayashi playing “You're the One” for Robson Park.


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      Jul 2, 2014 at 3:01pm

      kids pounding on the one in Dude Chilling was enough to ruin a sunny day in the park, and drove tennis players nuts. If people played music, ok, but letting your kids bounce up and down with their butt on the keybooard?


      Jul 23, 2014 at 11:59am

      the Dude Chilling piano has now disappeared.