The work of more than 40 local artists will be featured in a silent auction to benefit services for local youth who attend the Pico Youth & Family Center in Santa Monica.

PYFC will host its Fifth Annual Art for Hearts Benefit on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery located at 1431 Ocean Ave.

Art for Hearts will include a silent auction of uniquely-crafted hearts by established artists: Alex Kizu, Ernie Lucero, JC Hernandez Munoz and others. Ticket price includes music by the Santa Monica High School Jazz Band, appetizers, wine tasting and valet parking.

“We invite the community to support our youth center and at the same time celebrate the arts in this unique and colorful event,” said PYFC founder Oscar de la Torre. “We thank all of the artists who inspire us with their art, music, generosity and love. This event allows us to celebrate the true meaning of Valentine’s Day by showing our love to our youth and if someone wants to impress a significant other, the uniquely-crafted hearts are one of a kind.”

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