Pianos popping up all over downtown Salisbury

Pianos popping up all over downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - 88 keys here, 88 keys over there, 88 keys just about everywhere in downtown Salisbury.  Why all the pianos?  It's part of a special project called "Come Tickle Our Ivories."

And that really is the idea.  Folks are expected not just to see the colorful pianos that were painted by local students, but to sit down and bang out everything from Chop Sticks to Chopin.

The students choose themes and decorated the pianos in some very creative ways.

The pianos will be unveiled on Friday night during a downtown event.  There is one piano that is currently on display, and it's the piano on the square that points the way to the other pianos.

On Thursday the pianos were being tuned to be in shape for the big reveal during the First Friday event from 6:00 to 8:0 pm.

Mary Miller James put the project together with the help of local volunteers.  James told WBTV that money will be raised to support the arts in the community, and local schools.