The Parade of Hearts reignites KC’s passion for philanthropy
The Parade of Hearts Board of Directors announced that Kansas City will embrace the sculptural embodiment of diversity and togetherness that is the Parade of Hearts in 2023 and 2024.
Kansas City’s Parade of Hearts organization designed the community engagement initiative to inspire the region through art and philanthropy in 2021. In 2022, myriad artists in KC’s subway created 156 hearts unique to beautify the city.
“Our artists have done incredible work representing a cross section of the great Kansas City – in terms of geography, culture, age, gender and ethnicity – and we were honored to bring their creations to life. “said Jenn Nussbeck, executive director of Parade. hearts.
The 2023 display will include a limited edition of hearts, while the 2024 display will incorporate over 100 hearts, much like 2022. Artists are encouraged to submit heart designs to TheParadeofHearts.com for consideration in the Parade of Hearts. hearts 2023.
Revenue from Parade of Hearts in 2023 and 2024 will contribute to stipends and marketing support for local artists. Proceeds will also benefit the University of Kansas Health System, the Children’s Miracle Network and a third, yet to be selected, public charity. Applications will be posted online in November and a selection committee will appoint a third beneficiary in early 2023.
Corporate and individual sponsors, as well as merchandise sales and public auctions will support this project. Information on donations and sponsorships is available online.