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Photo Gallery | Hearts of Las Vegas Highlights the Work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

A art installation is open downtown that hopes to bring awareness to one of the nation's top hospitals for kids.

The Hearts of Las Vegas collection is now in place at the Jackie Gaughan Plaza near the El Cortez Hotel and Casino. The collection includes 10 artistic human heart sculptures that were all created by local artists.

"I wanted something that represented vitality and life. Something that is thriving, and that is the whole point of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It is to cure children of disastrous disease, catastrophic diseases," local artists Laura Zollar said.

The installation hopes to bring attention to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In May, a selection of the sculptures were auctioned off at the third annual "Las Vegas Honors St. Jude: An Affair of the Art." The money from the auction went directly to St. Jude.

The art display will be in place for the next two months.