Grand Rapids (WZZM) - With only a few days until the start of ArtPrize 2010, the artists are making sure their pieces are in their place.
Sunday, English artist Luke Jerram, placed the first of 20 street pianos at the El Sombrero restaurant on Bridge Street.
Jerram's entry is called 'Play Me I'm Yours.'
The concept is to bring music to urban communities.
The pianos were donated and will be placed throughout Grand Rapids in the hope that people will share their creativity by playing them.
"The pianos really act as a blank canvas for everyone else's creativity," said Jerram. "So rather than asking the public to go into a museum, we're effectively delivering a piano to their doorstep. It's a way of taking ownership and activating the urban landscape."
Each piano will be painted by various groups.
Jerram has actually brought the idea to 18 other cities before Grand Rapids including New York City, London and Cincinnati.
After ArtPrize, the pianos will be donated to local schools and community groups.