Windsor’s painted pianos were officially christened on Saturday, May 1. Thirty-minute concerts were held throughout the day at each piano from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Members of the public of all ages and skill level joined in small groups and played for each other to welcome the pianos.
The last of the 14 pianos was placed at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport early Saturday morning by Heather Cullen and Stefanie Hirayama. The piano at the airport is painted red and has a large bust of Beethoven on it, meant to mimic Schulz’ “Peanuts” character Schroeder's piano.
Handwashing stations have been placed by each piano. Pianos will be out for the public until October. On Oct. 30 they will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Move Over Mozart, Art N Soul and Windsor Performing Arts Academy.
In the meantime, local girl scouts will assist in maintaining and keeping an eye on the pianos.
The project was planned and executed by Heather Cullen, Stefanie Hirayama and Lauren Kushins, with significant from Town Green-adjacent business Staubli who donated the space to store and paint the pianos for two months. Home Depot donated paint. Those who sponsored pianos to pay for moving and caring for them included: Evan Zelig Law Offices, David Amormino/Micro Vu, Jim Curry/Exchange Bank, Ben Lehr/Lehr Insurance Agency and Don and Carol Seable. If you are interested in sponsoring a piano, contact Heather Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.