Ari Takata-Vaquez

Ari Takata-Vasquez is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in Oakland. Her passion for cities and place-based interventions drive her practice. As an artist and creative, she is able to blend her experience in architecture and urban design to create beautiful work intended to delight and give space a sense of identity. Growing up in Kapolei, Hawaii, Ari is inspired by nature and thrives when incorporating elements from her Puerto Rican, Japanese, and Black heritage.

Hearts After Dark 2023

Join us at the iconic San Francisco City Hall for an evening of art, music, and dancing – celebrating the 150-year legacy of our city’s public hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Grab your tickets and we will see you on the dance floor!



What: Hearts After Dark in Person Event
Where: San Francisco City Hall
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 8PM

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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See all of the 2023 Hearts

See all of the 2023 Anniversary Hearts