Public Art - Hearts around Hartz

This summer, the Town of Danville invites its residents and visitors to discover 17 uniquely adorned heart sculptures placed all around downtown. The public art exhibition will be installed mid-June and run through October 16.

Each heart sculpture is unique, with each design created by a different Bay Area artist. Some of the hearts boast a Danville theme with imagery ranging from oak trees to Mount Diablo others incorporate playful designs and motifs. With an array of styles and subject matters represented, from traditional to contemporary, this outdoor exhibition is not to be missed. 

The exhibition will come to a close with an online auction.  All proceeds from the online auction will go to a public art fund so that the Town can coordinate another public art project for all to experience in the future.

For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at (925) 314-3460 or

Click on the map below for the locations of the Heart installations.

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Hearts around Hartz Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring a heart, please contact Jessica Wallner at (925) 314-3426 or See below for our current sponsors.  

Hearts around Hartz Sponsorship Form (PDF)

Sponsor: Dudum Real Estate Group
Artist: Sophia Lee

Location: By the fountain on the corner of Railroad Ave. and E Linda Mesa Ave.
Heart created by Sophia Lee
Heart created by Erin Colcord
Artist: Erin Colcord

Location: Danville Brewing Co. 200 Railroad Ave.
Artist: Rob Corder

Location: Danville Sign, Entrance to Downtown
Heart created by Rob Corder
Entropy Lionheart at DCC Library
Artist: Entropy
Location: Danville Community Center, 420 Front St.
Artist: Lisa Hoffman
Location: Danville Square, Railroad Ave.
Heart Created by Lisa Hoffman
Paula Kim's heart at Senior Center E. Prospect

Sponsor: The Reutlinger Community
Artist: Paula Kim
Danville Senior Center, 115 E. Prospect Ave.
Artist: Sarah Lee
Location: Crumbs Breakfast & Lunch, 428 Railroad Ave.
Sarah Lee's Heart with Hummingbird
Heart created by Megan Sara
Artist: Megan Sara                          


Location: Albatross312 Railroad Ave.
Sponsor: Kim & Tim Williams 
Artist: Deborah Shea

Location: Danville Chocolates, 175 E. Prospect Ave.
Deborah Shea's Heart on East Prospect at Danville Chocolates
Heart Created by Speth
Artist: Speth Szabo
Location: Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave.
Artist: Ricky Watts


Location: Sweet Street, 301 Hartz Ave.
Heart Created by Ricky Watts
Heart Created by Jan Weiss
Sponsor: Dana and Paul Weiler 
Real Estate Brokers #00956555
Artist: Jan Weiss                   


Location: J.McLaughlin, 411 Hartz Ave.
Artist: Kappy Venezia

Location: Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St.
Mosaic Heart by Kappy Venezia at 233 Front Street VTAG
Suzanne Gayle's Heart for Hearts around Hartz
Artist: Suzanne Gayle


Location: Chicago Title Insurance Co. 190 Hartz Ave.