Keys for the City 2018

Now in its 6th year, Keys for the City has enlivened St. Albert through visual art and music bringing free, playable pianos to St. Albert public spaces. Decorated pianos can be played and enjoyed at the following locations:

  • St. Albert Grain Elevator ParkTopos created by Daniel Evans
  • Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) –  Van Gogh’s Garden created by Helen Rogers

Keys for the City is part of StArts Fest, an arts festival in celebration of Alberta Culture Days.Enjoy Centre - Sep 2

 Piano # 1 – Van Gogh’s Garden
Artist:  Helen Rogers
Location:  VASA, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue

St Albert Centre - Sept 4

 Piano # 3 – Topos
Artist:  Daniel Evans
Location: Grain Elevator Park, 4 Meadowview Drive

Retired pianos: St Albert Place - Aug 31 Piano # 2 – Play It Again, Vincent
Artist:  Dixie Orriss

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 Piano #4 
Artists: Bellerose/Paul Kane High Schools

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Piano #5 
Artists: St. Albert Catholic, ESSMY High Schools

VooDoo MusicPiano # 6 – VooDoo Music
Artist: Miles Constable

Keys for the City would like to extend a special thank-you to the following individuals and organizations for their role in making this project happen.

  • Don’s Piano Place for donation of the pianos, for tuning and repairs to the instruments and for supporting this initiative from the beginning.
  • Dorcy’s Piano Moving Ltd. for donating costs of piano moving
  • St. Albert Centre and St. Albert Place for hosting the pianos during their construction phase
  • Artists: Miles Constable, Daniel Evans, Dixie Orriss, Helen Rogers, St. Albert Catholic High School, Bellerose High School, Paul Kane High School, and ESSMY High School art students and teachers for their creative work and inspiration
  • Carrie Mattern for artwork and design on signage

Special acknowledgement to our community stewards for taking care of our pianos throughout this program:

  • Art Gallery of St. Albert
  • St. Albert Arts and Heritage
  • St. Albert Public Library
  • VASA