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A piano painted by Franklin Marval placed in Newton Center. (Courtesy Alvaro Lucena)
A piano painted by Franklin Marval placed in Newton Center. (Courtesy Alvaro Lucena)
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There's a new program to fill the city of Newton with music. It’s called “The Artful Pianos.”

The city has placed old pianos, freshly painted, on prominent parts of Newton’s village centers, from Nonantum to Chestnut Hill to Auburndale. It’s holding arts events around the pianos, including dance, poetry — even a Monk leading a silent prayer by the piano.

Frankling Marval painting a piano that is now in Newton Center. (Courtesy Alvaro Lucena)
Frankling Marval painting a piano that is now in Newton Center. (Courtesy Alvaro Lucena)
A child plays on Tova Speter's piano outside the Auburndale Library. (Courtesy Tova Speter)
A child plays on Tova Speter's piano outside the Auburndale Library. (Courtesy Tova Speter)

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