“Sing for Hope” Celebration Planned for Aug. 5 – Sept. 6 in Beverly Hills
The City of Beverly Hills and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts have partnered with the Sing for Hope organization, to bring “Sing for Hope Pianos” to Beverly Hills. The one-of-a-kind public arts project places artist-designed pianos in parks and public spaces for anyone and everyone to play.
This iconic community initiative originated in New York City. Since 2010, more than 500 artist-designed pianos have been placed on the streets of New York City and beyond. Participants in the project have included luminaries such as Julian Schnabel, Diane von Furstenberg, and Lance Johnson, as well as rising stars from Sing for Hope’s partner schools and community centers.
A dozen (or more) acoustic, upright pianos designed by emerging and established Los Angeles based artists will be placed in locations throughout Beverly Hills, including the Beverly Hills City Hall, The Wallis, Beverly Gardens Lily Pond, Rodeo Drive and more.
After the public installation, the “Sing for Hope Beverly Hills” pianos will be moved to underserved Los Angeles area schools, hospitals and community centers, where they will serve ongoing generators of dynamic arts programming. For more information and updates on the Sing for Hope Beverly Hills art installation and kickoff event, visit http://www.singforhope/beverlyhills.