SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Chances are you've seen, heard and enjoyed the painted pianos that have been around South Orange since the end of August. But if not, better hurry -- the pianos are on display for just a few more days, with the project ending on or about Tuesday, October 6.
"Playin' Around South Orange," an annual public art program now in it's third year, brings painted pianos to various locations in South Orange. Pianos can be found in five locations: Cameron Park, The Gateway, Spiotta Park, Irvington and W. Fairview Avenues, and the Sloan Street Gazebo. A location map is here. Each piano was created by a different artist.
According to SOPAC's website, "to honor each year’s pianos as pieces of art, they are auctioned off at Bidding for Good to benefit SOPAC’s education programming." The auctions have ended and final bidding prices can be seen here.
Playin' Around South Orange is sponsored by PNC Bank and the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Other community supporters of the project include The Baird, Village of South Orange, South Orange Village, Seton Hall University, and the South Orange Village Center Alliance.