The HeArt Box has been an evolving concept and dream, coming to life in August 2018.
Founded by Flagstaff artist, Jill Sans, in the summer of 2018. After many years of attending and creating pop-up markets with other local artists she felt the need to have a permanent space for herself and others. A space to bring art and community together, comfortable place to learn, share and create. A space for all and a way for artists to cultivate a career in the arts through collaboration and support. A place where heart is at the forefront.
Jill Sans made Flagstaff her home in the summer of 1995, where she attended her last year of high school and continuing on to Northern Arizona University to receive her BFA in Visual Communications, Graphic Design. After college a brief move to Seattle would ignite her passion for art and design further, with exposure to indigenous, contemporary and underground art.
Returning back to Flagstaff in 2002, she would later start a career as a body piercer and jewelry curator at Burly Fish Tattoo & Piercing. She worked with jewelry designers from all over the world to create a collection that was unique to Northern Arizona and offering one of kind pieces to her clients. All meanwhile developing her own way to see her world through painting, collage and printmaking.