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:
@ The Campus Downtown – painted by Students from SJC One.Charter AVPA
@ The Campus Downtown – painted by India Ramacher, a local artist
@ Senior Center, 338 East Market Street – painted by Carlos Marquez from Mexican Heritage Center
@ Terra Coffee, 111 South Sutter Street – painted by Students from Weber Institute (piano donated by Accurate Piano Movers)
@ 333 East Main Street – painted by Nicholas Burnett from Wicked photography Studios (piano donated by Accurate Piano Movers)
@ Lobby of the Historic Hotel Stockton – painted by Courtney Woods, a student at University of the Pacific, Stockton
@ The Courthouse Plaza, 306 E. Main St. – designed by Brett DeBoer, co-chair at University of the Pacific—Department of Art & Graphic Design
@ Empresso Coffee House, 22 N. San Joaquin St. – Painted by the community during the Stockton Arts Week 2017
@ The HUB (Helping Urban Bicycles), 131 E. Miner St. – Designed by Stephen Bentley, the Deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church