Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
chopin and chandeliers


These are not your typical chandeliers as seen in many homes or lavish atriums. Instead, these decorative chandeliers are better known as the art of up-cycling.  The process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.

These modern sun-enhanced sculptures, inspired by and resembling the infamous intricate chandeliers created by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, are crafted from recycled plastic bottles to form an artistic sculptural display.

The festival's DIY Chandelier contest ended August 1. All entries will be on display at 525 University Ave., corner of Cowper Street. Festival attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite chandelier.

Now add an enticing street piano beckoning attendees to come play and together, you have "Chopin and Chandeliers" … inviting outlet for festival virtuosos or free-styling performers to participate at will.

Walk-by pianists evoke a spontaneous interaction of the senses as fingers glide across the keyboard while surrounded by a graceful dance of color.
Stop by "Chopin and Chandeliers" at Cowper Street plaza to see, to hear and to perform.

Chandelier contestant entries #2 & #3 can be viewed at:
Design Within Reach • 447 University Ave. • Palo Alto, CA 94301 • 650.328.2700