DENVER (CBS4) – Five artists were chosen to paint pianos sitting along 16th Street Mall. The city started looking for qualifying artists in April. Tom Raynor was one of the artists who started his work on Friday morning.
He turned to art as therapy after contracting a serious infection which left him temporarily paralyzed.READ MORE: Colorado Department Of Labor Writing Off $61 Million In Overpayments Made During Pandemic
Raynor says he’s proud he can now share his passion with others.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Denver Health Doctor Eager For New Pfizer Vaccine Authorization
“It’s just a great way of, you know, throwing some color into downtown Denver and having people enjoy being down here,” he said.
Raynor’s finished work features a perfect spring scene with flowers and bright colors.MORE NEWS: Denver City Council Approves Loretto Heights Rezoning Agreement
Five pianos will line the pedestrian mall as part of the “Your Keys to the City” program. The pianos are featured between Champa and Curtis Streets.