Public Arts Midland Project Archive: 2020

Art Plays

2020 was the year of the Painted Piano Project.

Community artists were invited to create interactive pieces of art by painting pianos. Collaborative and engaging, these pianos were placed throughout town as an art installation for 2020. We hoped to inspire our community to play, create, and connect.

Thank you to all the artists who volunteered their time to create these painted pianos, to the businesses that hosted them, and to the community who sent us so many great photos of them being enjoyed!


Jordan Switala (nature/floral Art Nouveau style) – Dahlia Hill
First Place Winner

Selena Bender (Always Blooming, floral) – Main St. by Serendipity Road
Second Place Winner

Katie Longoria (music as a universal language) – Midland Area Community Foundation
Third Place Winner

Erik Johnson (“Fred Astaire” music theme) – Larkin Beer Garden at Dow Diamond

Julianna Kepler (nature themed) – Chippawa Nature Center

Heather DeoGracia (abstract figurines) – Creative 360

Annie, Maddie, + Allie Stout (colorful music theme- geometric with music notes) – Community Center (back entrance)

Autumn Reyes & Sue Zoltan (colorful folk art design- birds & flowers) – Grove Tea Lounge

Samantha Shures (board game theme) – Meridian Public Schools

Abigail & Elinor Hnizda (Midland and sister city Handa, Japan) – Midland Center for the Arts

Roxy Kilbourn (homage to veterans in our community) – Midland Mall

Katy Kildee (piano theme with quotes) – Smith’s Floral

Gina Kearly (Great Lakes Themed) – The H Hotel