Arts | San Diego Symphony’s Pianos in Public Spaces

San Diego Symphony’s Pianos in Public Spaces

Pianos in Public Spaces
Piano at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, painted by combat veteran artists at Combat Arts.

Share the love of music at one of 10 pianos throughout San Diego with Pianos in Public Spaces.

The San Diego Symphony steps off the stage and onto the street, inviting you to participate in their inaugural month-long festival Upright & Grand where the piano is the star.

As part of the celebration, Pianos in Public Spaces (PIPS) brings music to San Diego in some of the unlikeliest of places. Through Feb. 8, 10 colorfully painted pianos take up temporary residence in public spaces and everyone is invited to play. Each unique piano was painted by a local community group partner. Music enthusiasts can find the piano closest to them, or fit in a musical tour of San Diego neighborhoods by locating each instrument. Here’s where you can find them:


  • The Arts District at Liberty Station
    2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma
  •  Symphony Towers Lobby
    750 B St., downtown
  • Westfield Horton Plaza
    324 Horton Plaza, downtown
  • The Old Globe Theatre
    1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
  • The Headquarters
    789 W Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina
  • The Quartyard
    1102 Market St., East Village
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
    1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown
  • Coronado Ferry Landing
    1201 1st St., Coronado
  •  Downtown Central Library
    330 Park Blvd., East Village
  • California Center for the Arts
    340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

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