Music To Our Ears Piano Program
The downtown #StocktonPianos program is a part of the Downtown Stockton Alliance’s place making initiative intended to contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Stockton. By bringing spontaneous music to our streets and interrupting the status quo of our daily experience, Music To Our Ears activates public areas and helps create a community that appreciates, interacts and takes ownership of the present and future of Downtown Stockton.
The pianos used in the program are donated to DSA who pairs them up with local artists to be decorated. Each piano is an original piece of art representing an authentic picture of the artistic diversity of Stockton. They are placed throughout downtown under the stewardship of local business and/or property owners.
Participating artists and piano locations:
Students from SJC One.Charter AVPA @ The Campus Downtown
India Ramacher, a local artist @ The Campus Downtown
Carlos Marquez from Mexican Heritage Center @ Senior Center, 338 East Market Street
Students from Weber Institute (piano donated by Accurate Piano Movers) @ Janet Leigh Plaza
Nicholas Burnett from Wicked photography Studios (piano donated by Accurate Piano Movers) @ 333 East Main Street
Courtney Woods, a student at UOP @ Lobby of the Historic Hotel Stockton
Nicholas Burnett from Wicked photography Studios @ Nutrition Club, 201 N. El Dorado St.
Brett DeBoer, co-chair at University of the Pacific—Department of Art & Graphic Design @ The Courthouse Plaza, 306 E. Main St.
Painted by the community during the Stockton Arts Week 2017 @ Empresso Coffee House, 22 N. San Joaquin St.