Danville town officials are seeking sponsors for the town's second annual art project, "Hearts Around Hartz."
The town is asking for $1,000 per heart up until mid-October. Sponsors will be known as “heartbreakers” and receive the following benefits:
* A custom placard of a heart to include sponsor’s name, logo, and QR to their business or website.
* Logo to be included on postcard and Town website.
* Photoshoot with selected sponsored heart.
* The town will tag the sponsor in a social media post with a picture of their selected heart.
Interested sponsors can obtain an application on the town's "Public Art" page and make it out to "Cultural Arts and Marking Supervisor Jessica Wallner at 233 Front Street Danville, CA 94526."
"The Hearts Around Hartz public art exhibit presents an opportunity to be at the 'heart of art'," Wallner said. "Sponsors can support the arts while showcasing their businesses. These hearts have already brought visitors to Downtown Danville and they’ll be sure to attract more."
According to town officials, the hearts celebrate public art and draws visitors from around the Bay Area.
Each heart will be located in different parts of downtown Danville, showcasing Bay Area artists like Erin Colcord, Rob Corder, Entropy, Suzanne Gayle, Lisa Hoffman, Paula Kim, Sarah Lee, Megan Sara, Deborah Shea, Speth Szabo, Ricky Watts, Jan Weiss, and Kappy Venezia.
By the end of the exhibit, 16 heart sculptures will be auctioned off online in mid-October. Proceeds from 15 of the hearts will go directly to a public art fund for future projects. The remaining sculpture will be retained by Danville.
This project comes after the successful “Dogs of Danville” exhibit last year where 15 colorful dog sculptures were located downtown. Now, with Hearts Around Hartz, each heart symbolizes a different part of Danville and the Bay Area.
“Some hearts boast a Danville theme with imagery ranging from oak trees to Mount Diablo,” town officials wrote in a statement. “Others incorporate playful designs and motifs. With an array of style and subject matter represented, from traditional to contemporary, this outdoor exhibition is not to be missed.”