CARTERET – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Central Jersey Arts Council invite local artists to paint pianos and place them in Carteret’s public parks and community spaces for the Borough’s “Pianos in the Park Design Competition.” Each piano must be a painted work of art, as well as a tuned instrument for all to play and enjoy in the summertime. This is the third year for the competition, which received rave reviews in the summer of 2016.
“The competition brings focus to the importance of arts and culture in our community,” said Mayor Reiman. “Our beautiful parks, businesses, and non-profit organizations are perfect venues to showcase the talents of local artists and musicians.”
Individuals and groups may pick up a piano diagram at the following Carteret locations to submit their proposal for the contest: The Office of Mayor Dan Reiman at the Memorial Municipal Building at 61 Cooke Avenue, Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center at 63 Carteret Avenue, or the Carteret Public Library at 100 Cooke Avenue. (Online as well)
All submissions will be reviewed and selected artists will be contacted to schedule painting sessions. Artists are encouraged to use color and to make sure designs can be flexible and easily adaptable to the unique shape of each piano. Designs must be submitted no later than April 27th.
To join the Central Jersey Arts Council’s mailing list or to learn more about the Pianos in the Parks program, email [email protected] or call 732-541-3879.