When British artist Luke Jarram realized just how many people spend time around other strangers without ever speaking to them, he decided to mix things up by placing brightly painted pianos in public places that he hoped would encourage spontaneous communication.

The artist's "Play me, I‘m yours" project began in Birmingham, UK, in 2008 with 15 pianos brought to various public places throughout the city for three weeks. The project was a huge success, and it was estimated that over 140 000 people played these pianos or listened to others play. Since then, more than 1000 pianos with a simple instruction - "Play Me, I’m Yours" - have already been installed in 37 cities across the globe, reaching about six million people worldwide.

Street pianos, some renovated by other artists or local communities, have begun appearing in city squares, parks, bus shelters, train stations, markets, bridges, ferries, and other public places. The project invites communities to collaborate and participate as well, so if there's a piano in your community, you can add it to this list!

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#1 Cobourg, Canada, 2014

Cobourg, Canada, 2014

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DonPuryear 4 years ago

What did the fox play? ♪♫

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#2 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#3 Cobourg, Canada, 2013

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DavidHouston 4 years ago

Owl piano, makes me want to rock out and howl at the moon...

#4 Toronto, Canada, 2012

Toronto, Canada, 2012

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#5 Ukrainian Protester Plays Piano On A Barricade In Front Of The Riot Police Line (Kiev, Ukraine, 2014)

Ukrainian Protester Plays Piano On A Barricade In Front Of The Riot Police Line (Kiev, Ukraine, 2014)

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DavidMann 4 years ago

One had to be more than a little brave to play this piano. I know, I was there during the protests. Slava Ukraine!

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#6 Toronto, Canada, 2014

Toronto, Canada, 2014

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DonPuryear 4 years ago

Perfect for playing Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag!

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#7 Melbourne, Australia, 2014

Melbourne, Australia, 2014

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#8 Boston, USA, 2013

Boston, USA, 2013

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MonserratThane 4 years ago

The Boston one is the best, especially since I've seen it in person. Love it!

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#9 Public Piano In Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012 (transformatori And Lumagi)

Public Piano In Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012 (transformatori And Lumagi)

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ToniDancheva 4 years ago

Kude e tova i ima li go oshte?

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#10 Toronto, Canada, 2012

Toronto, Canada, 2012

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Shane McDonald 1 year ago

I played that one !

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#11 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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HallaSun 3 years ago

Lovely

#12 Boston, USA, 2013

Boston, USA, 2013

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DonPuryear 4 years ago

Makes me want to play Somewhere Over the Rainbow! :)

#13 New York, USA, 2010

New York, USA, 2010

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#14 Toronto, Canada, 2012

Toronto, Canada, 2012

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Shane McDonald 1 year ago

I played Don’t Stop me now on this piano.

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#15 Colorado, Usa, 2012

Colorado, Usa, 2012

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StephanieGreene 4 years ago

Those look like painted on keys...

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#16 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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ZeljkaRadicKrznaric 4 years ago

Beautiful :D

#17 Lima Chucuito - Perú - 2014

Lima Chucuito - Perú - 2014

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4 years ago

Lima-Callao: The music, the flavor and color that flood the streets of this beautiful district are portrayed on this piano. Enjoy it.

#18 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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mrstregs 4 years ago

There are a lot of talented folks in Denver...art and music, a wonderful combination! ~ :o)

#19 Toronto, Canada, 2012

Toronto, Canada, 2012

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RenéeBaldwin 4 years ago

Way too busy of a design. Too many neon-colored outlines!

#20 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#21 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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StevieLee 4 years ago

Keys 4/4 Kids-100 (ONE HUNDRED!!) pianos in Kansas City, this Summer! http://kansascitymusicteachers.org/100th-anniversary/pianosonparade/

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#22 Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

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#23 Fort Collins, USA, 2012

Fort Collins, USA, 2012

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#24 Ghent, Belgium. It's Animated!

Ghent, Belgium. It's Animated!

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4 years ago

You can watch the animation here: https://vimeo.com/102904749

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#25 Los Angeles, USA, 2012

Los Angeles, USA, 2012

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#26 Seattle, Wa 2012

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#27 Paris, France, 2012

Paris, France, 2012

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#28 Boston, USA, 2013

Boston, USA, 2013

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#29 "octopus Octaves" By Ren Burke, Pianos About Town - Fort Collins, Co

"octopus Octaves" By Ren Burke, Pianos About Town - Fort Collins, Co

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#30 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#31 Melbourne, Australia, 2014

Melbourne, Australia, 2014

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#32 New York, USA, 2011

New York, USA, 2011

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#33 Boston, USA, 2013

Boston, USA, 2013

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#34 Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

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#35 Cambridge, UK, 2012

Cambridge, UK, 2012

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Catherine Haran-lomino 4 years ago

I love it !

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#36 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#37 Cobourg, Canada, 2013

Cobourg, Canada, 2013

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#38 Paris, France, 2012

Paris, France, 2012

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#39 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#40 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#41 Paris, France, 2013

Paris, France, 2013

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#42 Nicosia, Cyprus, 2014

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#43 Québec, Canada 2014

Québec, Canada 2014

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#44 Lima, Peru, 2014

Lima, Peru, 2014

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TaylorBrianneLoy 4 years ago

Yes, that's Denver.

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#45 Paris, France, 2014

Paris, France, 2014

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#46 New York, USA, 2010

New York, USA, 2010

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#47 Shi The Border Collie Takes A Break From His Job At The Chamber Of Commerce!

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#48 Public Piano In Piešt'any, Slovakia

Public Piano In Piešt'any, Slovakia

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#49 Adelaide, Australia, 2014

Adelaide, Australia, 2014

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#50 Play Me, I'm Yours At Incubate Festival, Tilburg, The Netherlands 2011

Play Me, I'm Yours At Incubate Festival, Tilburg, The Netherlands 2011

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#51 Scabbage Outdoor Piano For Ventnor Fringe Festival 2013

Scabbage Outdoor Piano For Ventnor Fringe Festival 2013

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#52 Paihia Piano, Bay Of Islands, Nz.

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SeikoWhiteley 4 years ago

http://youtu.be/aCrd_k7EDzo My son played on Friday morning.

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#53 Denver, USA, 2011

Denver, USA, 2011

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#54 Airplane Piano, Logan Airport, Boston, Ma By William Turville

Airplane Piano, Logan Airport, Boston, Ma By William Turville

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#55 Playing The Blues, In China Town, Los Angeles

Playing The Blues, In China Town, Los Angeles

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#56 New York City 2014

New York City 2014

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#57 Cottin's Hardware & Rental Public Piano - Lawrence, Kansas Usa

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#58 Albany, Ny Summer 2014

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#59 Boston, Usa, 2013

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#60 Calgary, Canada

Calgary, Canada

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#61 Limoilou, Québec, 2014

Limoilou, Québec, 2014

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#62 Ranch-way Feed 2014 Ft Collins, Colorado, Amelia Caruso

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#63 Hot Spring, 2014 Ft Collins, Colorado, Amelia Caruso

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#64 Hot Springs-back 2014 Ft Collins , Colorado, Amelia Caruso

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#65 Boston 2014

Boston 2014

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#66 Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

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#67 Lomená Galerie, Olomouc (czech Rep.)

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#68 Wellington, New Zealand, 2015

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#69 Ranch-way 2014 Ft Collins, Colorado, Amelia Caruso

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#70 Los Angeles, USA, 2012

Los Angeles, USA, 2012

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#71 Denver, USA, 2014

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#72 Indianapolis, Usa, 2013

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#73 Nelson, Nz 2014

Nelson, Nz 2014

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#74 Ny City 2012

Ny City 2012

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#75 Nevada Usa 2011

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#76 Public Market In Porto Alegre, Brazil, 27 Nov 2014

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4 years ago

More info: http://zh.clicrbs.com.br/rs/entretenimento/noticia/2014/11/projeto-vai-levar-10-pianos-a-espacos-publicos-de-porto-alegre-e-canoa

#77 Albany, Ny 2014

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#78 Under The Keys - By Saxonlynn Arts --- Mansfield Texas

Under The Keys - By Saxonlynn Arts --- Mansfield Texas

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#79 Fort Collins, Colorado 2013, "listen To The Mockingbird" By Laurie Beth Zuckerman

Fort Collins, Colorado 2013, "listen To The Mockingbird" By Laurie Beth Zuckerman

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#80 Jammin' In The Pit At Durham College, Oshawa, Ont.

Jammin' In The Pit At Durham College, Oshawa, Ont.

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#81 Peilz Island, Lake Geneva, Switerland, July 2014

Peilz Island, Lake Geneva, Switerland, July 2014

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4 years ago

It's a real island on the lake, and not for a campaign "play me I'm yours" http://goo.gl/dAihyz

#82 Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia, New Zealand

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#83 London 2010

London 2010

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#85 Under The Keys - By Saxonlynn Arts - Public Display Mansfield Texas

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#86 Gracie On Victoria Island.

Gracie On Victoria Island.

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#87 Emporia, Kansas In Summer Of June 2012 On The Main Street

Emporia, Kansas In Summer Of June 2012 On The Main Street

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#88 Portland, Oregon Usa

Portland, Oregon Usa

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#89 Piano Bench. Diana Manning Studio

Piano Bench. Diana Manning Studio

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ErlDekker 4 years ago

verry nice i wanna buy it or trade to other art

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#90 Fort Collins, Colorado 2012

Fort Collins, Colorado 2012

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