About Takes Heart

Takes Heart: An Interactive Heart Celebrating KC’s Women-Owned Businesses and Women+ Entrepreneurs

“Takes Heart” is more than just an artwork; it’s a symbol of empowerment, support, and celebration for women-owned businesses and women+ entrepreneurs in Kansas City. This interactive heart, created by artist Laura Crossley, serves as a beacon of inspiration and a catalyst for positive change within the local business community.

Celebrating Women-Owned Businesses

At its core, “Takes Heart” is a tribute to the resilience and creativity of women entrepreneurs in Kansas City. Through vibrant colors, inspired details, and interactive features, the artwork showcases the diversity of businesses owned and operated by women in the area.

Fostering Community Connection

During the Parade of Hearts event from April to August 2024, residents and visitors alike are invited to experience “Takes Heart” firsthand. Located in a to-be-announced location, the artwork becomes a gathering place where people can come together to celebrate and support women-owned ventures.

Empowering Through Interaction

What sets “Takes Heart” apart is its interactive nature. By simply tapping their phones to the sparkling tiles on the heart, individuals can unlock a treasure trove of information. From local business listings to entrepreneur resources, the artwork empowers visitors to discover, connect, and engage with the local women-owned business community.

A Symbol of Progress and Possibility

“Takes Heart” embodies the spirit of progress and possibility, representing a future where women entrepreneurs continue to push boundaries. By shining a spotlight on their achievements and contributions, the artwork inspires others to support and uplift women+ entrepreneurs in Kansas City and beyond.

In a city brimming with creativity and innovation, “Takes Heart” stands as a testament to the power of art, community, and entrepreneurship. As we come together to celebrate and champion women-owned businesses, we pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future for all.





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