Big Sound in a Small Town

Art Concept

This is a public art project combining music and art in the form of playable pianos painted in attractive scenes and colorful designs. Locals and visitors are invited to play the pianos and enjoy this fun and lively art form located on historic Main Street in Aztec and other popular locations.

History

The Aztec Chamber of Commerce is the sponsoring non-profit which allows this art project to apply for funding or request donations for the piano expenses. The Aztec Chamber accepts playable, tunable pianos with minimal defects and repairs. The Aztec Chamber then provides the pianos to local artists for painting. Once completed, the Aztec Chamber places them in public places so that the pianos are available for all to play and enjoy.

Aztec Painted Pianos Map
Aztec Painted Pianos Info and Map (PDF 956 KB)
Music Is Healing Piano

Location #1

550 Brewing Taproom
119 E. Chuska St.

Piano Name

Music Is Healing

Donated By

Aztec Senior Center

Artist

Bonnie Adams

Aztec Ruins Piano

Location #2

Main Avenue Plaza / Rubia's Restaurant
116 S. Main Ave
(505) 334-0599

Piano Name

Aztec Ruins

Donated By

Aztec Senior Center

Artist

Timithy Gordon

Dr. Seuss Piano

Location #3

Aztec Lil Flower Shop
101 N. Main Ave
(505) 334-7208

Piano Name

Dr. Seuss

Donated By

Tracy McGinnes

Artist

Sandy Waybourn

Swisserland Piano

Location #4

Fat Man Approved
122 N. Main Ave
(505) 636-2288

Piano Name

Swisserland

Donated By

Aztec Senior Center

Artists

Cindy Iacovetto and Constance Hutcheson

A Grand Old Lady Piano

Location #5

Step Back Inn
123 W. Aztec Blvd
(505) 334-1200

Piano Name

A Grand Old Lady

Owned By

Tweeti Blancett

Artist

This antique piano is not painted, however being from Boston Massachusetts and over 100 years old, it paints an interesting history.
  • A Grand Old Lady's History (PDF 614KB)
  • Sunny San Juan by T.O. Kirk (PDF 2.2 MB)


  • P W Walters Player Piano

    Location #6

    Aztec Senior Center
    101 S. Park Ave
    (505) 334-7616

    Piano Name

    PW Walters Player Piano

    Donated By

    Annette Tidwell Abend

    Artist

    This antique piano is not painted, but is over 120 years old and in very good condition for a vintage antique player piano.