Painted Pianos

Painted Pianos is a unique art project designed to bring community members together while creating musical memories. This downtown activation gives artists a new and exciting platform to share their talent and provides the public with a chance to experience music in the downtown. This project is about spreading the love of music for more people to see, hear, and enjoy when they least expect it. Outdoor art activations like the Painted Pianos creates a more interactive environment in the walkable downtown, engages community members, and helps promote the downtown to residents and visitors.

Keep reading below to learn more about Painted Pianos, sign up to volunteer to paint, donate to the program, become a program partner, or sponsor a piano!

The Painted Piano Project is a Community based project administered by Walnut Creek Downtown Association.  We fund the program through generous donations and sponsorship from the downtown business community.

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The Painted Pianos are strategically placed throughout downtown Walnut Creek. The pianos are located in public areas to activate the space and bring the community together to play and share their musical talents.

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Adopt one of the Painted Pianos! Sponsorships cost $500 and include: participating in the artistic piano design, painting your piano, a dedicated plaque on piano, and enjoying visits all season long. Adopting a piano is a great way for local non-profits to promote their organization in a fun and different way. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated to help cover costs and keep the program running in the downtown.

We need volunteers to help paint piano's on April 21st, 2024 for the WCD Earth Day Beautification Project! We appreciate your support in brining art and music to the downtown.  Each piano is themed and you can sign up with a group of friends or just sign up on your own and meet the other volunteers assigned to your selected piano.  No worries if you are not an artist we will have stencils at each piano so that everyone is welcome regardless of your artistic ability.



Have you enjoyed the Painted Pianos in Walnut Creek's downtown? All donations are greatly appreciated and help to pay for the pianos to be refurbished, tuned, moved, stored, and painted!


You can make a difference! Help us continue to grow the Painted Pianos Project and donate your piano.


We are always looking for people who love music and want to be a part of our project. Together, we join together to bring music to the community and make downtown Walnut Creek harmonious. If you are interested, please email,

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Share your photos and videos with us! We love to see our community enjoying the Painted Pianos. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to be featured on our pages.

From the Community ...

"Just wanted to share how much I and everyone I talk to enjoys the outdoor pianos.  They are a wonderful addition to our community…. I love that all ages enjoy them"

- Jane, Walnut Creek Resident

"I was very impressed and proud to tell people that I live in a charming town with a lot of modern art around in downtown area, especially those painted pianos spotted in the lovely plazas..."

- Lijun, Walnut Creek Resident

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Thank you to our 2023 Donors, Sponsors, and Partners! The Painted Piano Project would not be possible without the generous donations from downtown businesses, community members, and piano owners. Thank you to each and every one of our piano donors and to the community who has helped foster this program. Donations and Sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 season will be open soon.

2023 Piano Donors

Blake Mendenhall

Jim, Terri, and Sean Lee

Kiian and Kavi McKenna

Becky and Susan Cable-Nachand

Chloe and Jae Kim

The Phillips Family

Jeanni Meyer

Program Partners






For more information about the Painted Piano Project, please contact:

Connie Ammatuna, Administrative Assistant

Walnut Creek Downtown Team, 925-933-6778