Heroes & Hearts in San Francisco

The Hearts in San Francisco are part of a city-wide art installation & fundraiser.

We all know Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, but so have more than 130 other artists. Chances are you've come across at least one of the colorful heart sculptures on display around the city. These public artworks benefit the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and first appeared around town as part of the Hearts in San Francisco citywide art installation and fundraiser project. Every year, a new collection of hearts is unveiled, each one painted by a different artist and reflecting something unique about San Francisco. The 27 hearts featured this year will hit Union Square on Feb. 14, but until then, we've collected a few centrally located hearts still on display from past years. Discover your favorite heart as you explore the city. 

  1. “America’s Greatest City By the Bay” by Tony Bennett in Union Square Park (Post and Powell streets, San Francisco)
  2. “Heart of the Gold Country” by Michael Osbourne in Wells Fargo Bank (California and Montgomery streets, San Francisco)
  3. “SF’s Bounty” by Shay Davis in Union Bank (400 California St., San Francisco)
  4. “Heart with Eyes” by Gustavo Rivera in Wells Fargo Bank (Montgomery and Market streets, San Francisco)
  5. “Giant Heart” by David and Emily Broom at Public House (24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco)
  6. “Beach Blanket Babble-on” by Phil Frank at the Cartoon Art Museum (655 Mission St., San Francisco)
  7. “Love + Marriage” by Deborah Oropallo at City Hall, San Francisco
  8. “My Heart” by Sirron Norris at Wells Fargo Bank (333 Market St., San Francisco)
  9. “Be Inspired” by Paula Best at 160 Pine St., San Francisco