Children learning music at the River Music Experience


The OneSound Piano Project brings music and art to cities throughout our region, activating public spaces and creating opportunities for connection and access to music!

After a successful first year, the program is returning in 2023!

See below to view our 2022 report, and to learn about how to submit to participate in the 2023 program. Artist submissions are now open!


Summer Season Report

The first summer season of the OneSound Piano Project was a rousing success! In our inaugural year (2022), ten pianos were painted by local visual artists and placed in public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Talented musicians and community members enjoyed making music in public spaces throughout the region, while site partners noticed increased engagement and visits to their facilities. Based on phone tracking systems, we estimate that more than 650,000 people viewed and passed by the pianos, in addition to hundreds of thousands at the airport!

Click here to view the report and results from the summer.


OneSound returns in 2023!

Call for artists!

Submissions are now open for artists to participate in creating new pianos for our 2023 season.

In addition to 9 pianos returning as part of the permanent rotating exhibit, 3 new pianos will be created this year!

We are seeking visual artists to commission for the creation of these three new pianos. To learn more, and to prepare a submission packet, please view and download the link below:

Click here to download the artist submission materials.

 Submissions are due: March 1st, 2023 by 11:59pm

For more information, please contact:
Steve Ahrens, Director of Strategic Initiatives
563-326-1333 ext. 110

Outdoor pianos have returned to storage for the winter, but indoor pianos remain on display!


View the map for locations and photos of winter pianos still on display.





2022 Contributing Artists

Ella Crockett

Nicholas Frey

Regan Hatfield

Karen Blomme

Amber Abel

Heidi Sallows

Lisa Mahar

Carolyn Kreuger

Abigail Kongkousonh

Atlanta Dawn

Special thanks to our generous sponsors who have made the OneSound Piano Project possible.

2022 LOCATION Sponsors

2022 Supporting Program Sponsors

2022 Site Partners