KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People couldn’t get enough of Kansas City’s Parade of Hearts earlier this year. They won’t have to wait long for the hearts to return.

On Thursday, the Parade of Hearts Committee announced the artists who will design the pieces for next year’s event.

In 2023, 40 hearts will be displayed around the metro. A larger parade of hearts will return in 2024, with more than 100 hearts.

Each artist will have a $2,000 stipend to complete the design.

“526 artists submitted designs for consideration this year – over 100 more artists than our inaugural year,” Jenn Nussbeck, Executive Director for Parade of Hearts, said. “Our 2022 artists did such incredible work and we were honored to bring their designs to life. We are equally thrilled with the final designs for 2023 and can’t wait for Kansas City to see them.”

The locations of completed Hearts has not been announced yet, but organizers expect the Hearts to be placed in March of 2023.

2023 Parade Of Hearts Artists

  • Angelica Ahumada
  • David Ameryun
  • Dennis Baughman
  • Douglas Bennett
  • Evan Brown
  • Gwynevere Buie
  • John Bukaty
  • Molly Burd
  • Paige Crosswhite
  • Sara Dean
  • Anita Easterwood
  • Nate Evans
  • Giselle Garza
  • Julie Heide
  • Juan Hernandez
  • Alicia Hoerman
  • Renee Howard
  • Ann Johnson
  • Keisha Jordan
  • Fran Kapono-Kuzila
  • Maliha Khan
  • Lydia Knopp
  • Katheryn Krouse
  • Jacob Luke
  • Scott Manley
  • Mary Grace Maschler
  • Scott McCarthy
  • James McGinnis
  • Kathryn Messick
  • Kobi Nolan
  • Tayler Peters
  • Mark Peterson
  • Charlie Podrebarac
  • Socorro Reyes Ramirez
  • Dani Romay
  • Taylar Sanders
  • Mike Savage
  • Scott Seetin
  • Trey Whitaker
  • Ivey Zoellers

FOX4 helped surprise Scott Seetin with the news that the committee selected his design as one of the 2023 Parade of Hearts. You can watch his reaction in the video player at the top of the page.

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