Back in March, Charlie & Co Barber Shop
owner and lifelong resident of West Chester, Amy Rose Trout, decided to hang a pattern of colorful hearts in her storefront window after seeing the idea on Instagram. She wanted to show gratitude to her customers and the community for their support, and also show how her shop was still an active part of the community, even though the doors were temporarily closed. She considers the hearts installation an outward expression of how much we all love our town, while bringing hope and joy to everyone who sees it.
After posting a photo of it on her Instagram account and using the hashtag #aworldofhearts,
you could say that hearts caught on fire, as many other business owners were inspired to join in. Within a couple weeks almost 100 storefronts adorned colorful hearts, all displayed in their own creative ways.
Local artist Heather Carey has created paintings of downtown West Chester storefronts. You can purchase these matted prints in various sizes, and a portion of the sales will go to the West Chester Food Cupboard! Order your prints online at fuzzymeandfriends.com.