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Click HERE to view the virtual Heart Gallery!

The Michigan Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit featuring photos of youth currently in the foster care system waiting for their forever family.  MARE worked with over 51 professional photographers from all across the state to make this year's 2017 display possible. The display will showcase 132 waiting youth

Right below is this year's feature film. This year's film centers around the theme of "I am". "I am more than what has happened to me, more than what is written about me, and more than my past". With this film we wanted to highlight the wonderful, creative, and unique personalities of the youth by having them express who they are through a poster board of "I am" statements. Our hope is that this theme permeates to families who are looking to adopt a child from foster care.


For photographers interested in volunteering their time and talents to the Michigan Heart Gallery, 

register here or contact Jessica Thompson at


Visit the Gallery:

Date: April 18, 2017

Event: Community & Faith Leader Forum

Location: Kalamazoo Radisson, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Display: Main Display

Open to the public. 


Date: April 25, 2017

Event: Community & Faith Leader Forum

Location: Grayling Ramada, 2650 I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI 49738

Display: Main Display

Open to the public.


Date: April 27, 2017

Event: Community & Faith Leader Forum

Location: Dearborn DoubleTree, 5801 Southfield Freeway, Dearborn, MI 48228

Display: Main Display

Open to the public.


Date: April 29, 2017

Event: 2017 Heart Gallery Grand Opening

Location: Emagine Theater, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Display: Entire Display

Open to the public.