New Initiative Combines Art, Music & Culture Features Pianos in the Parks

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman and the Central Jersey Arts Council (CJAC) have announced an exciting new cultural arts initiative called the “Mayors Pianos in the Park” program and Art Competition.  Eleven refurbished upright pianos were recently purchased and delivered to the borough to be placed in public spaces and borough parks around town.

The pianos will be artistically painted by community volunteers as part of an open art competition and then placed around town. “The Borough decided to collaborate with the Central Jersey Arts Council on this program because we recognize how vital art, music and recreation are to our community as a whole.” said Reiman.

The intent of the program is to give every resident access to a tuned musical instrument, of which they can play or simply appreciate the beauty of the artwork painted on the piano.  The pianos will be accessible during the summer and will be stored indoors over winter.  A list of locations will be published on the Borough website and Facebook page and will include every municipal park in town.

We are inviting artists in the community to share their creativity and talents with all of Carteret by participating in our open Design a Piano art competition. These visual artists and painters are encouraged to submit their artwork to be placed on the pianos, to the Arts Council.  All selected and approved designs will be painted on the pianos and put on display for all to appreciate.

Musicians are encouraged to share their talents with the community and are welcome to use the piano and engage with their friends, family and neighbors at borough parks.

Anyone interested in participating in the program, donating a piano or just finding out more information should contact the Central Jersey Arts Council at or call 732-541-3879 or the Mayor’s office at 732-541-3801

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