Pianos on State 2020 is
Play • Listen • Enjoy
November 6th – 25th
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Pianos on State has been enlivening Santa Barbara’s downtown for eleven years now, spontaneously reintroducing music and art into people’s everyday lives. While the safety considerations that COVID-19 asks of all of us mean that this year Pianos on State will need to be experienced differently, the need for music and art and enlivenment are needed now more than ever. We need your art!
This year, painted pianos will be transported to beloved performing arts venues the Lobero, the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Marjorie Luke Theatre, SOHO, and Center Stage Theater to be featured in virtual concerts. Pianos will be painted gorgeously at the Community Arts Workshop by local artists, as always, with thorough COVID safety measures. There will also be a livestream from the CAW with local musicians and community members.
We also invite all community members to create videos of themselves playing piano-based music from their homes, and speaking to what music means to them in these times! You can post your videos to the Pianos on State Facebook page and to your own social media accounts with the hashtags #pianosonstate2020 and #arthelps. While we are all doing our part maintaining physical distancing whenever possible, our need for music, art, and connection is not reduced. We look forward to some beautiful videos from our community.
Online Concert Series Venues and Dates:
The Santa Barbara Bowl
Happy Half-Hour Performance Livestream AVAILABLE NOW
Community Arts Workshop
Concert with the Piano Boys, and short documentary on the project this year AVAILABLE NOW
Center Stage Theatre
Performance AVAILABLE NOW
Marjorie Luke Theatre
Performance AVAILABLE NOW featuring artists Brian Mann, Gil Rosas, Michael Mortilla, Sio Tepper, Mendeleyev, and Jay Real.
A piano performance with Zach Gill, AVAILABLE NOW.
All performances in the series going live November 13-25. See each venue’s websites, mailing lists, and social media for updates. And please donate to support your local performing arts venues!
If you would like to donate to support Pianos on State, you may do so here. We are incredibly grateful for our community’s support.