Based on a City of Mill Creek press release and June 27, 2017, Mill Creek City Council presentation.
The City of Mill Creek’s newest art installation, Pianos on Main, invites people to play their hearts out on three pianos while visiting Mill Creek Town Center this summer.
The Pianos on Main project is the joint brain child of Mayor Pam Pruitt, Police Chief Greg Elwin, and Tourism Manager Brian Davern.
It’s based on the City of Everett’s very successful Street Tunes project, which will have 18 pianos scattered through their downtown corridor this summer.
“It’s rare that people have the opportunity to get hands-on with art,” said Davern. “This is an exciting way people can engage with public art and have fun while doing it.”
The pianos were donated by Mill Creek residents and were made things of beauty with the help of Henry M. Jackson High School students and local business owner Linda Martin.
Jackson High School’s Advanced Placement Art Teacher Kaja Smith supervised a number of her students on the project.
Three pianos were installed on Saturday, July 8, 2017, and will remain on Main Street through the final Mill Creek Art Walk on Thursday, August 10th.
People are invited to make music and enjoy the artistic talents of others. The piano locations include:
- 15163 and 15217 Main Street on the sidewalk underneath the covered bridge,
- 15418 Main Street at the bus stop across from Cold Stone Creamery, and
- 15605 Main Street at Central Market outside eating area plaza.
“Be sure to take photos of the fun and tag #CityofMillCreek on Instagram,” said Davern.
From Left to Right: Chief of Police Greg Elwin, Recreation and Tourism Manager Brian Davern, JHS AP Art Teacher Kaja Smith, JHS AP Student Justine Teoh, JHS AP Student Nicole Anderson, Assistant Superintendent Larry Fleckenstein. Photo credit: Joni Kirk.