Summit County’s New Public Art Addition // Art Pianos for All
Summit County's Kimball Junction Transit Center has been busy with activity over the last several weeks as artist Kylie Millward has been finishing up her work on the Kimball brand upright piano. Kylie has painted the old player piano with folksy scenes of Utah wildlife, including a skunk, elk, snake, beaver, and mountain goat, as well as a few hidden artistic surprises such as a bear catching a fish.
The tuned and playable piano is available for anyone to play and is one of four managed by Art Pianos For All through the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board. The other three pianos are located in the lobby of the South Summit Aquatic Center in Kamas (Artist Sonny Luca), outside the entrance to the Summit County Library on Ute Blvd. (artist Renee Mox Hall), and the front lobby of Coalville City Hall (artist Camille Vernon). There are an additional seven pianos located around Park City and Summit County.
Art Pianos For All was conceived on City Tour 2011 to Ft. Collins, Colorado. The first piano was installed in the Old Town Transit Center in 2012, and has since moved out to Kamas. Art Pianos for All seeks to bring back the piano as a centerpiece of music, community, art, and fun in Park City and Summit County, UT. Artist decorated pianos are placed in public areas to be played and enjoyed by all.