The Red Piano Project

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The 2013 Red Piano was featured in an alfalfa field located on the the Don and Dorothy Harms family farm on County Road S.

The Red Piano Project began as a stop along the 2013 Farm/Art DTour. ArtsLink adopted a turn of the century upright piano, tuned it up, painted  it bright red and placed in an alfalfa field adjacent to a cow pasture on a county road along the DTour route.  After the 10-day DTour, the piano was donated to Aunt Ozie’s Cafe, a Loganville-based business supporting live music.

Similary, ArtsLink featured turn of the century uprights on the 2015 and 2016 DTour routes that were also donated to local businesses that support the arts. The 2015 piano was donated to Reedsburg’s Touchdown Tavern, and the 2016 piano went to The Branding Iron in Lime Ridge.

The Red Piano Project was generously sponsored each year by Able Trek Tours, Reedsburg, WI.


Branding Iron owners Lisa Buttonow and Steve Fearing toast their newly adopted Red Piano.
The 2015 Red Piano was located adjacent to woodlands on County Road PF near La Rue.
Local musician and keyboard instructor Shawndell Marks and her students took turns playing carols on Touchdown Tavern’s Red Piano during Reedsburg’s annual Living Windows event.
The 2016 Red Piano was featured in Ableman’s Gorge State Natural Area
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