Crowds of onlookers gathered at the Main Beach cobblestones Sunday afternoon, where members of Laguna's No Square Theatre and Arts Commission gave a colorful performance of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies," to celebrate the arrival of warm, sunny weather and a new performing arts initiative.
Hosted by the Pacific Symphony and No Square, "OC Can You Play?" invites the public to tickle the ivories and create their own performance on a piano at Main Beach, donated by Phil Taylor and painted by local artist Philip Womack.
"Our mission is to make performing arts more prevalent in a town that is mostly known for its fine art," said No Square founder Bree Burgess Rosen. "Performing arts is every bit a part of our culture as a box of paints. I think having a piano on our beach is a terrifically eclectic and perfect match."
The piano, one of 20 placed throughout Orange County, will remain on the cobblestones through Feb. 6, and is open 24 hours a day to anyone who wishes to play.