Music To Our Ears

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.

Watch this video to learn more about the program.

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.