Anybody in Capitol Hill/Cal Anderson Park area happen to see this piano ? It was at the corner of 11th & Pine last week and @quadruplesundae was playing it. ( the owner ). Have you seen this piano Seattle? @SeattleParks #seattleprotests ? pic.twitter.com/12SCm5Gwua
— Teri McClain (@terileemcclain) August 6, 2020
As the City of Seattle looks to permanently incorporate some of the art and energy of CHOP in Cal Anderson, one element that appeared in the area after the protest camp faded has gone missing: a communal piano.
The piano, situated in front of the southeast entrance of Bobby Morris Playfield, was reportedly purchased for $22 from 11th and Pike’s Out of the Closet thrift store and then placed on the street corner for public use, according to local resident Teri McClain who first came across it on July 30.
“I bought a piano for the city and someone FIXED IT! A full 88 keys functioning on 11th and Pine,” the reported “owner” of the large musical instrument known as Sundae tweeted.
McClain told CHS she thinks the piano was a positive asset to the community, allowing her to connect with strangers and support them with pizza and chocolate as they played. Continue reading