KEYED UP KENOSHA: A PIANO ART WALK PROJECT

Downtown Kenosha will host the area’s newest (and most musical) public art project this summer! Keyed Up Kenosha features 12 upright pianos designed and decorated by local artists and placed throughout the Downtown district for the community to play and enjoy all summer long!

Keyed Up Kenosha Kick Off
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 4:00 – 6:00pm

The 12 completed Keyed Up pianos will be unveiled during Downtown Kenosha’s June 9th Second Saturday event. The pianos will be placed at their respective locations with local musicians playing from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. They’ll remain in place outside local businesses throughout the summer and everyone is welcome to come and play these artistic pianos at any time. From Chopsticks to Beethoven and everything in between, visitors are invited to stop and play their favorite tunes as they explore Downtown Kenosha. A 13th piano will be on display at the Kenosha Area CVB’s I-94 Visitor Information Center. Following the summer exhibit, pianos will be auctioned off to benefit future Downtown events and promotions. Keyed Up Kenosha is a collaborative project by Downtown Kenosha, Inc., the City of Kenosha and Kenosha News.

See below for piano names, locations and artist details. Coming soon: Artist profiles and photos by Kenosha News. 

2018 Keyed Up Kenosha Pianos

See pianos on Google Map

#1 - UNDISCOVERED WORLD
Location: Friendship Park | 5834 6th Avenue
Artist: Fernando Alvarez
Sponsors: Racheal Hernandez & Jonathan Pietkiewicz
Host: Equinox: The Body & Soul Boutique

#2 - MAMMOTH MUSIC – A DUET
Location: Kenosha News | 5800 7th Avenue
Artist: Lynn A. Johnston
Sponsor/Host: Kenosha News

#3 - CRESCENT CITY GARDEN CLUB: PICK OF THE CROP
Location: Franks Diner | 508 58th Street
Artist: Roberta Williams
Sponsor/Host: Franks Diner

#4 - PARADISE PIANO
Location: Kenosha Creative Space | 624 57th Street
Artist: Kelly Witte
Sponsor: Kenosha Community Foundation
Host: Kenosha Creative Space

#5 - A GROWING COMMUNITY
Location: Kenosha Kaiser’s | 510 57th Street
Artist: Alison Merritt
Sponsor/Host: Kenosha Kaiser’s

#6 - METAPHYSICAL RAZZLER
Location: Sazzy B & The Buzz Café | 5623 6th Avenue
Artist: Shelbiee Arreguin
Sponsor/Host: Sazzy B & The Buzz Café

#7 - SUMMER BREEZE
Location: Wine Knot Bar & Bistro | 5611 6th Avenue
Artist: Beki Marquardt
Sponsor/Host: Wine Knot Bar & Bistro

#8 - WELCOME TO KENOSHA
Location: Rhode Center for the Arts | 514 56th Street
Artists: Lydia Chavez, Kasey Cochran & Kristie Nixon
Sponsor/Host: Lakeside Players

#9 - SWEET!
Location: Sandy’s Popper | 5503 6th Avenue
Artist: Jaime J. Brown
Sponsors: Sandy’s Popper & Alderman John Fox
Host: Sandy’s Popper

#10 - A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE
Location: Veterans Memorial Park | 54th Street & 6th Avenue
Artist: Delise Evans
Sponsor: Gordie Boucher Ford

#11 - CARMEN
Location: Lemon Street Gallery | 4601 Sheridan Road
Artist: Sheillah Walsh
Sponsor/Host: Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace

#12 - MUSIC & LYRICS
Location: Union Park | 4500 7th Avenue
Artists: Bitzy Coats & Marisa Wilson
Sponsors: Jim & Shirley Gourley
Host: Pete’s Union Park Tavern

#13 - RECLAIMED MEDLEY
Location: Kenosha Area Visitor Information Center | I-94 & Hwy. 165 (10519 120th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie)
Artist: Scott Buell – Against the Grain Creative Concepts
Host: Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau