I was recently in Danville for an appointment but first had to stop by the post office. And there, at the entrance into the parking lot, was a cute polka- dot heart by artist Lisa Hoffman #16. I saw two, without having to look, the second one #14 is by Suzanne Gale and you can tell where it is located. As you know, I regularly comment on the thriving arts program in downtown Walnut Creek and was interested to find Danville was hopping on the bandwagon.
This summer, the Town of Danville is inviting its residents and visitors to discover 17 uniquely adorned heart sculptures placed all around downtown (I just gave you the link to the map, but maybe you do a scavenger hunt trying to find all 17). 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.