In the Key of Davis is a public arts program run by the City of Davis, featuring several brightly painted and fully functional pianos in downtown locations in Davis, CA.  The program started in summer 2015, with one piano located at Central Park, outside the Hunt Boyer Mansion, and at the Davis train depot.  

In 2015, the piano outside the Hunt Boyer Mansion was painted by Ms. Amy George's 6th grade class at Birch Lane Elementary School; the piano at Central Park was painted by Ms. Deanna Leveque's class at Holmes Junior High School; and the piano at the Davis train depot was painted by Ms. Lynnette Diem's class at Davis Senior High School.  All the pianos were tuned by Mark Stivers.

In the Key of Davis will initiate its second year in early June 2016.  

People are encouraged to take photographs and videos of themselves enjoying the project and submit photos and videos to or by email to [email protected].  

Photos and videos are available at Facebook at and on Youtube at  


Outside the Davis Food Co-op in September 2019


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