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Westgate Entertainment District adds 700-pound heart sculpture in time for Valentine's Day

Hearts at Westgate Entertainment District
Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 11:26:29-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Are you looking for that oh-so-perfect photo to post on Instagram ahead of Valentine's day?

Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale recently unveiled a 700-pound sculpture featuring three 3-D hearts. It will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 17.

Called "Love Story," the hearts are located near the shopping center's Fountain Park near the AMC Theatre. The largest heart is seven feet high and eight feet wide. The two smaller hearts are four feet high and four-and-a-half feet wide, said Rebecca Dantono, communications coordinator for Big Yam. Westgate is owned by Big Yam Properties.

They were designed by R and D Designs, a small Arizona company that started last year, said co-owner David Nowak. He said the sculptures are made out of four-inch foam pieces that were individually cut and shaped into hearts and then sprayed with a protective plastic-like material.

The idea was to create an "Instagram moment," he said. Nowak said it took about five weeks from design to installation.

The company also helped create 92 hanging hearts that are suspended near Waterdance Plaza, he said.