Parade of Hearts (POH) is a community-based initiative that illuminates a pathway in which people can envision a new normal and bring healing to communities using artistic expression. In response to the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice tensions, community members and local artists from Chicago’s South Side united to create 12 fiberglass hearts centered around restorative justice. A project with a purpose, POH serves to empower predominantly minority communities, advance equity in the arts, and drive economic activity through tourism.

Please stay tuned for upcoming content and challenges centered around the hearts!

The Making of the Parade of Hearts

Parade of Hearts on Display in a Community Near You!

Already visited a heart? We need your feedback!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being a POH Sponsor? Contact Prenita Mack, for more information.

POH Sponsors

  • BYNC logo
  • BCF logo
  • goldin institute logo
  • Healing Illinois logo
  • JT logo
  • loanDepot logo
  • MacArthur Foundation logo
  • M3 Logo
  • Thrive Chicago logo

Heart Ambassadors

  • Black United Fund logo
  • Future Ties logo
  • Comer Education Campus logo
  • M3 logo
  • New Community Outreach logo
  • Organic Oneness logo
  • Port Ministries logo
  • UChicago Charter School logo