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Hearts in San Francisco 2024 


This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hearts in San Francisco. That’s twenty years of civic pride in the beautiful Heart sculptures that raise critical funds for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Twenty years of public art that adds to the rich cultural fabric of San Francisco. And 20 years of investing in health equity and innovation for all who live here. 


In this tradition of community, the Hearts in San Francisco project was forged in 2004. Under the leadership of Nancy Bechtle and Ellen Magnin Newman, 131 beautiful and inspired Heart Sculptures were created by local artists. Each year a limited series of Heart Sculptures is created by San Francisco Bay Area artists and showcased at the Foundation’s annual February Hearts in SF Gala. These one-of-a-kind Heart Sculptures are auctioned to raise critical funds for the Foundation to support and fund excellence in patient care at ZSFG. 


The Foundation proudly announces the call for artists to create the 2024 Heart Sculptures. Each Heart not only captures a moment in time but is also a way for art to truly save lives. 


Join the ranks of twenty years of artists investing in a healthier San Francisco and submit your design for the 2024 series. 


This year, the Foundation will commission 17 new Hearts for the 2024 series:


2 Large Hearts 

5 Table Top Hearts 

10 Mini Hearts 

BANNER: 2004 Hearts in San Francisco parking lot

Hearts in San Francisco 2024 Applications CLOSED



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