The Kemptville Street Piano Painting Contest has a winner!

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submitted by Lisa Poushinsky

After a week of casting online ballots, the contest is closed and the results are in!

Image credit “Street Piano Proposal by Susanne Larner”, 2022

Announcing Oxford Mills resident and local community artist Susanne Larner as the winner. Her charming woodland scene received 124 votes out of 247, making her design the crowd favourite. A big thank you to the artists who submitted their fun and thoughtful proposals, to the North Grenville Times for hosting the contest, to Jill Straby for generously donating the piano, and to the residents of North Grenville who participated by voting and making their voices heard.

Susanne will receive $250 and have the cost of her materials (paint and brushes) covered.

The street piano will be revealed in all its painted glory on Sunday May 29th when the street piano goes live and the concert series begins. Concerts will take place on Sundays at 2pm in downtown Kemptville, with the street piano s final location yet to be determined.

Want to know more about the street piano and accompanying concert series? Like the Kemptville Street Piano Facebook page and you’ll be kept in the loop as announcements about the concerts, the street piano s location, and all things street piano occur. You can also find information about the concerts on the North Grenville municipal website s event calendar. Looking forward to seeing you in downtown Kemptville at the free concert series starting May 29th.

https://www.facebook.com/KemptvilleStreetPiano

What is a Street Piano? It s a piano placed in a public area that encourages passersby to stop and play.

Why a Street Piano? Who is it for? Street Pianos draw pedestrians, turning any location into a concert venue / cultural hub. By giving residents an instrument to play together, this project encourages locals to share their knowledge, initiate their own play , and create relationships, setting a precedent for positive experiences in Kemptville s public spaces and inviting foot traffic to downtown businesses. Learn more about street pianos at http://www.streetpianos.com/.

When and where are the concerts taking place? The concert series, featuring professional piano players from many genres, will take place on Sunday afternoons from the end of May to mid-September, with the final location of the piano yet to be determined. Check the municipal calendar and the Street Piano Facebook page for updates.

The Kemptville Street Piano is presented by Lisa Poushinsky, founder of Voyageur Art & Music School. Contact Lisa for information at [email protected] or [email protected] .

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