Update on the 2013 Sing for Hope Piano Studio

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to the Sing for Hope Pianos project. The Sing for Hope Pianos are 88 reclaimed and painted (or otherwise transformed) pianos placed in public locations across the 5 boroughs. This public art installation will begin on June 1st and last for 2 weeks. Right now, selected artists are transforming the donated pianos into work of art. I’ve been documenting this process in the last few weeks and will keep visiting the studio until the artists are finished.

The Super Secret Sing for Hope Piano Studio The Super Secret Sing for Hope Piano Studio

Old Bradbury, New York Piano Before Being Transformed into a Sing for Hope Piano Old Bradbury, New York Piano Before Being Transformed into a Sing for Hope Piano

Used Chobani Yogurt Cups Make Excellent Paint Holders Sing for Hope Piano Used Chobani Yogurt Cups Make Excellent Paint Holders

Sing for Hope Piano Used Chobani Yogurt Cups Make Excellent Paint Holders 2

We Use Lots of Light in the Sing for Hope Piano Studio We Use Lots of Light in the Sing for Hope Piano Studio

Working on a Sing for Hope Piano Working on Her Sing for Hope Piano

Sing for Hope Piano Surgery Sing for Hope Piano Surgery

Sing for Hope Piano - James' Lift to Begin Piano Sing for Hope Piano Lift to Begin

James' Sing for Hope Piano Getting the Start Treatment James' Sing for Hope Piano Getting the Star Treatment

Sing for Hope Piano Jigsaw Sing for Hope Piano Jigsaw

Sing for Hope Piano Covered in Astro-Turf Sing for Hope Piano covered in Astro-Turf

Alice Working with Art U Kids on a Sing for Hope Piano Alice Working with Art U Kids on a Sing for Hope Piano

Sign for Hope Piano Innards Sign for Hope Piano Innards

Painting Tiny Door Knobs on a Sing for Hope Piano Painting Tiny Door Knobs on a Sing for Hope Piano

Nick Applying Finishing Touches to His Sing for Hope Piano Nick Applying Finishing Touches to His Sing for Hope Piano

Marc Hard at Work on His Sing for Hope Piano Mark Hard at Work on His Sing for Hope Piano

Ellie Applying Details to Her Sing for Hope Piano Hard at Work on a Sing for Hope Piano

Frederic Hard at Work on his Sing for Hope Piano Frederic Hard at Work on his Sing for Hope Piano

Frederic's Almost Complete Sing for Hope Piano Frederic's Amazing Design of a Sing for Hope Piano

Finishing Touches on We Choose Love Sing for Hope Piano Finishing Touches on a We Choose Love Sing for Hope Piano

Besides Chobani Yogurt, Candy Bars Seem to be Good Fuel for Sing for Hope Piano Artists Besides Chobani Yogurt, Candy Bars Seem to be Good Fuel for Sing for Hope Piano Artists

Applying Stripes to a Sing for Hope Piano Applying Stripes to a Sing for Hope Piano

Manoela and Gray Applying Their Stenciled Designs to a Sing for Hope Piano Applying Stenciled Designs to a Sing for Hope Piano

Applying Stenciled Designs to a Sing for Hope Piano 2

A Nearly Finished Sing for Hope Piano A Nearly Finished Sing for Hope Piano

If you are local to NYC, you can volunteer to be a "piano buddy." A piano buddy watches over the Sing for Hope Pianos during their time on the streets and helps to ensure that each instrument stays protected and able to move on to its permanent home once the public installation is over. Tickets are also on sale for a special piano launch party to be held on May 16th. You can purchase your tickets here.