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Painted pianos on parade

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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ commissioned seven painted pianos to display as public art pieces around downtown in the new Play Your Part program. Here's a look at a few of the special instruments you'll see around downtown.

  • Chloe Chafe and Patrick Skene, visual artists at Studio 393, which is located in the overhead walkway between The Bay and Portage Place.

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    Chloe Chafe and Patrick Skene, visual artists at Studio 393, which is located in the overhead walkway between The Bay and Portage Place.

  • Chloe Chafe, a visual artist, at Studio 393 located in the overhead walkway between The Bay and Portage Place, displays her Juno themed piano she painted. This will be one of the 7 pianos placed in a public space in downtown Winnipeg to be used and enjoyed at will by Winnipegers.

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    Chloe Chafe, a visual artist, at Studio 393 located in the overhead walkway between The Bay and Portage Place, displays her Juno themed piano she painted. This will be one of the 7 pianos placed in a public space in downtown Winnipeg to be used and enjoyed at will by Winnipegers.

  • Erna Wiens plays one of the donated pianos on the overhead walkway between Portage Place and The Bay. Seven donated pianos were fixed up and painted by artists at Studio 393 and are being placed in various public spaces throughout downtown Winnipeg.

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    Erna Wiens plays one of the donated pianos on the overhead walkway between Portage Place and The Bay. Seven donated pianos were fixed up and painted by artists at Studio 393 and are being placed in various public spaces throughout downtown Winnipeg.

  • Erna Wiens is the first Winnipeger to play this donated piano in a public space, on the overhead walkway between Portage Place and The Bay Tuesday afternoon.

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    Erna Wiens is the first Winnipeger to play this donated piano in a public space, on the overhead walkway between Portage Place and The Bay Tuesday afternoon.

  • Police cadet Rob Klym sits down to try out a piano in the foyer at the MTS Centre Tuesday afternoon.

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    Police cadet Rob Klym sits down to try out a piano in the foyer at the MTS Centre Tuesday afternoon.

  • Police cadet Rob Klym sits down to tickle the ivories in the MTS centre foyer Tuesday afternoon.

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    Police cadet Rob Klym sits down to tickle the ivories in the MTS centre foyer Tuesday afternoon.

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