Ari Takata-Vasquez

Hearts in San Francisco Project

Since its inception in 2004, the Hearts in San Francisco project has been a cornerstone of philanthropy, rallying local artists to support Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Today, this tradition endures, marking over 20 years of profound impact on our city’s public hospital.

Hearts in San Francisco has become more than just an art project—it’s a symbol of support for the people of San Francisco. New hearts are unveiled each year, capturing the community’s creativity while raising vital funds that support innovative and equitable care at ZSFG.

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      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.