LYNCHBURG, Va. -

A public art display is giving downtown Lynchburg a new sound.

“Keys for the Hill City” made its debut last week.  WDBJ7 first told you about the project in March.

Five donated pianos have been placed along Main Street.   Each one was painted by art students at Lynchburg-area high schools.

People walking by the installation are encouraged to stop and play a song or two.

“I completely forgot about it and wondered where the music was coming from," said Julie Whitaker, a Lynchburg resident who stopped to check out the pianos Wednesday.  "It changes the whole environment of downtown to hear people playing the piano all the time.”

The pianos will stay on Main Street through September.  Different professionals and students are being recruited the play the instruments on Friday nights.

The effort is being organized by the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities and Libby Fitzgerald, a Lynchburg resident.