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 3 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

Cobourg, Canada, 2013

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DavidHouston 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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