‘Jungle’ Piano to be dedicated 11am today (Saturday, July 22), on First Street

Benicia’s vibrant ‘play-art’ pianos combine art, music and culture to bring our community together

Artist Josie Grant’s ‘Jungle’ piano, featuring a natural scene with lush plants and colorful animals, also shows a vista Benicia residents and visitors will recognize from walks at Benicia State Park. July 22’s formal dedication and inaugural performances are open to everyone. | Photo by Will Stockton.

This is just a friendly reminder to music and art lovers to join the Benicia Arts & Culture Commission, public officials, musicians and performers today (Saturday, July 22) at 11am in the courtyard in front of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (120 East J St., Benicia) for the dedication of ‘Jungle,’ a new public piano.

The dedication will begin in the courtyard of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 11am with a special welcome from Arts & Culture Commission Chair Bizzy Lewis and public officials. After ‘Jungle’ artist Josie Grant is honored, local musicians will dedicate the piano with a lineup featuring performers both young and old, accompanied by Benicia Ballet dancers.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. This is a very kid-friendly event and a great way to spend time with your family on this beautiful Saturday morning.

Learn more about the piano and ‘Play-Art’ program here.