Saied Music Company has partnered with Tulsa Mayfest to present, Play Me, Tulsa!
A public piano project combining art and music for the enjoyment of our community!
Twelve public school art departments were invited to design and paint an upright piano, provided by Saied Music Company. These twelve pianos were debuted and played at Mayfest 2019. At the conclusion of Mayfest each piano was relocated to one of several outdoor public spaces throughout our community, making them accessible for everyone to play and enjoy.
Pianos were collected for more than a year by Saied Music in preparation for this project. Local school art departments (Including Union H.S., Jenks H.S., Bixby H. S., Broken Arrow H. S., TPS Memorial H.S, Edison H. S., Zarrow, Hoover, MET, McClure, Kerr, and Skelly ) submitted a template with their own original design idea and colors needed to complete their vision. Anchor Paint provided all the paint needed for each painted piano.
Play Me, Tulsa! Pianos will be accessible to be played by the public at host locations until their removal at the end of July. Host locations include Gathering Place, Kendall Whittier Square, AHHA, Jenks Riverwalk, and H.A. Chapman Centennial Green, STG Gelateria, Josh’s Sno Shack, Plaza Santa Cecilia, Broken Arrow Rose District, and Pop House/Brookside Collective. A final list of each piano and its designated host location will be on the Play Me Tulsa website.
We believe that art and music have the transformative power to unite, encourage and inspire. Our goal is to provide a fun and impactful way to foster community engagement in both art and music. From the skilled pianist to the child who has never touched a piano key, we believe that all people in our community will enjoy and benefit from playing Play Me, Tulsa! pianos.