Heart Your Parks is coming to the end of its run in San Francisco, but there’s one more free screen printing pop-up on the calendar. The final event is this Earth Day (April 22) at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 11-4pm. The event is meant to encourage fundraising for SF’s parks and public spaces, so if you pick up a screen print be sure to also make a contribution on the Heart Your Parks donation page to ensure that we can continue to enjoy our beautiful parks well into the future.
Parkgoers can pull their own limited-edition screen prints by artist Orlie K. and donate directly to the Heart Your Parks campaign, which has a goal of $50,000. Each print shows imagery of the park that the event takes place in and the color of the print change throughout the day. Be sure to get there early, as people waited over an hour in line at the first one.
SF Parks Alliance’s annual Heart Your Parks campaign happens in April as a way to showcase SF parks and raise money for their continued maintenance, events, and improvements. The 2020 campaign featured social distancing hearts painted on the grass at various parks, and the 2022 event brought a large flower heart installation to Alamo Square Park.
“Heart Your Parks is about giving back to the public spaces that make San Francisco a special place,” said Drew Becher, CEO of SF Parks Alliance. “Every San Franciscan who has relaxed, exercised, or socialized in our parks knows they are worth supporting. The art we’re giving away is meant to remind people that even when there are hard times, there is so much to love about San Francisco.”