Created by artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Kate Tova and Josué Rojas, 20 decorated hearts will be on display from Feb. 2 to Feb. 28 at the Ferry Building, with the large hearts showing up on Feb. 7. This will be the 18th annual "Hearts in San Francisco" event, where artists from across California are invited by the SFGH Foundation to create their version of what a heart means to them.
The 2022 collection boasts a diverse group of artists, including the youngest person ever to participate: Ridhaan Desai, a third grader from Mountain View. The large hearts will be moved to Union Square on Feb. 28, but each artwork is also available to buy in a 14-day online auction, starting on the first of the month.
The main event will take place on Feb. 10: A virtual gala for all. It starts at 6 p.m., and viewers will get to see all the pieces up close and witness the 2022 Heroes and Hearts awards, which go to San Francisco medical champions. Participants will hear from Priscilla Chan, MD, the co-founder and CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative along with a tribute to Nancy Hellman Bechtle, who co-founded the "Hearts in San Francisco" project. Those interested can register to attend on the SFGH Foundation website.