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City Launches First Public Piano

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An old piano has been given a new life at Hilliard’s Station Park, thanks to a collaboration between the City of Hilliard, Hilliard Public Arts Commission (HPAC) and Hilliard Arts Council.

The 1946 Kimball upright piano was donated by the Keeler family in 2021 and painted by volunteers at City events.

“The community really brought this old piano to life,” said Director of Recreation and Parks Ed Merritt. “It’s been exciting seeing it come together, then seeing it in final form.”

With the guidance of HPAC and Hilliard Arts Council, community members of all ages were able to get involved with the painting process.  

Public pianos are used to entertain and unite people, and now Hilliard residents can share their musical talents with the community.

“We hope the public will have a little fun with this and share pictures with us on social media,” Merritt said.

If you’d like to play, the piano is available daily on a first-come, first-served basis.

The piano was sealed with a weather resistant solution, but will be housed indoors during nighttime hours.

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