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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Hearts Around Hearts Online Auction Begins Oct 12

The Town of Danville Presents

Hearts Around Hartz Closing & Online Auction

This summer, residents and visitors to the Town of Danville have enjoyed 17 uniquely painted heart sculptures placed all around the downtown area.  This public art exhibition, titled ‘Hearts Around Hartz,’ will run through October 20, 2020.  Beginning the week of October 12, the hearts will be moved from their individual locations to the patio in front of the Village Theatre & Art Gallery, 233 Front St, where they can all be viewed in one place for the duration of the bidding.  

The online auction takes place from October 15-20, 2020.  16 of the 17 hearts will be available for bidding, with Heart #5 being permanently installed in front of the Town Offices on La Gonda Way. Proceeds from the sale of Heart #2 will go to the American Heart Association.

The online auction is hosted by Auctria.  Bidders are encouraged to view the hearts in person and online at  Interested parties are encouraged to register on the site ahead of time to make bidding easy.  All proceeds from the auction will go into a public art fund so that the Town can provide future exhibits. 

Online bidding opens at midnight on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and remains open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at 

(925) 314-3460 or 

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