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A Mystery Piano Appears on Grant Street

When you’re in the business of doing nice things for Buffalo, it’s kinda cool when someone performs a random act of kindness for you. That’s what happened recently when Mark Weber, publisher of and founder of Pianos in Public Buffalo, learned that someone dropped off a decorated piano in front of Westside Stories book store on Grant Street. “It’s not one of my pianos,” said Mark. “The owners of Westside Stories said that it just appeared there. I asked my piano mover and he had no knowledge of it. It’s a complete mystery.”

This summer, Mark managed to get eleven of his artistic pianos spread out around the city for people to play. Now he’s in the process of selling off a couple of them to raise funds for next year’s program, while storing the rest for winter.

It is interesting to note that the mystery piano on Grant Street also came with a stool and a tarp to protect it from the elements. Thanks goes out to the person(s) behind the sneaky delivery, whoever you may be.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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