The Festival of Hearts invites you to write a personal message or decorate a heart for someone you know, or even to someone you don’t know. Your hearts can be delivered to Care Homes, slipped under the door of a neighbour, or displayed in your window to brighten your community.
Beginning in February 2021, ArtSea is kicking off the Festival of Hearts. This project originated with the ArtSea Board of Directors, through a desire to recognize the great work being done by our front line workers, and also to reach out to those who have been isolated in our community due to COIVD social restrictions.
Many people and families have had little interaction or social stimulation during 2020, especially elderly persons. This is a time to include them – not only in our thoughts – but also through acts of kindness.
You can download and print a heart from this site, but paper hearts are just the beginning – we encourage you to get creative! Old jewelry or even driftwood. Knitted or patchwork. Wood or canvas. Let your imagination go. Hang them in your window, from a tree, or placed on your front lawn.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, it is the perfect time to begin – but the Festival of Hearts will continue throughout the year! Our hope is that you will be encouraged to look around; become aware of those who are isolated and find some way to brighten their day or lend a helping hand. Also recognize our frontline workers that provide essential services for our community and keep us safe, every day!
Art in any form can be healing. Art brings us together!
Get creative this spring and share your heART work with the community.