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Penticton encourages residents to tickle the ivories in Nanaimo Square

A piano has been placed in Penticton's Nanaimo Square. The City of Penticton invites all residents to come downtown and play a tune, while observing COVID-19 protocols.
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August 14, 2020 - 10:38 AM

The City of Penticton and the Downtown Penticton Association are bringing music back to Nanaimo Square.

The Piano Project is part of a national movement to bring music and creativity to the streets by placing a piano in a public place.

The piano will be available for use in Nanaimo Square until the end of September, depending on the weather, the City said in a media release issued yesterday, Aug. 13.

In order to maintain health and safety standards during the COVID-19 pandemic, the piano will be cleaned regularly through frequent daily cleaning. Signage will be placed to encourage physical distancing and all musicians are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands before and after playing the piano.

A collaborative effort with The Long Gallery + Studios and local artists will see the instrument decorated next week.

Penticton’s Nanaimo Square is normally home to summertime musical performances by local entertainers, but that entertainment has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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