Michigan Heart Gallery

Michigan Heart Gallery

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Exciting news: the 2023 Michigan Heart Gallery Premiere will be here before we know it!  


We hope you’ll join us at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak on September 16th from 10:30AM-2:00PM for a day of connections, celebrations, and life-changing opportunities.

Schedule of Events:
10:30AM-11:00AM - Registration, Red Carpet and Photo Ops  - Lobby
11:00AM-Noon -  Feature Presentation - Theater
Noon-2:00PM - Lunch, Adoption info session with MARE adoption navigators in theater, viewing of the 2023 Heart Gallery display and speak with adoption professionals and mingle with the stars (our featured youth!) in the reception area.

The Michigan Heart Gallery is a traveling photo exhibition featuring the portraits of older youth in foster care. These incredible children are awaiting their forever families, and we know that you will fall in love with them from the moment you meet. 

Join us in learning more about the adoption process and how you can grow your loving family. We can’t wait to share this day with you!




Check out the 2022 Michigan Heart Gallery

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 50 professional photographers from all across the state to make this year's 2022 display possible. The display will showcase 72 waiting youth

Below is this year's short film. The film's theme was IT MATTERS.  


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

register here or contact Jessica Thompson at jessica_thompson@judsoncenter.org.


If you want to reserve the Heart Gallery or receive MARE’s assistance in planning a recruitment event, contact:

Jessica Thompson MARE Recruitment Specialist


  734-528-2070 • www.mare.org