WE BUILD CIVIC PRIDE.
I Heart Yakima started in 2012 as a love letter, written to inspire everyone in Yakima to share their community pride. That love fueled hundreds more love letters, new promotions, projects and events celebrating what’s great about our community. We created Yakima-centric apparel so we can all wear our heart on our sleeve, and the sales fund our mission. We’re celebrating community, participation, and positivity — join in the fun.
SHOP IHY @ LOCAL STOCKISTS
Yakima Shipping Shop
Open Monday – Saturday
Westpark Shopping Center (40th & Summitview)
4001 Summitview Ave, Yakima, WA 98908
Provisions Restaurant & Market
2710 Terrace Heights Dr, Yakima, WA 98901
HOW CAN YOU HEART YAKIMA?
Wanna step up your game? Put on your favorite IHY T-shirt or gear. Proceeds from IHY goods produce programs like the Inside Out temporary art installation, featuring 176 portraits of local folks! Shop 24/7 online, or in person at Yakima’s Shipping Shop or Provisions Market.
CELEBRATING LOCAL TALENT
In March 2013, IHY established itself as the hosts for PechaKucha Night Yakima. There have since been 10 PechaKucha Nights, which celebrated makers, business owners, innovators, farmers, community members, and volunteers. PechaKucha Night Yakima was a bridge between our online community and our desire to connect in real life with the people who make Yakima truly great.
INSIDE OUT: LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE
Over 167 proud Yakima residents – declaring that they love where they live – were photographed for I Heart Yakima’s Inside Out: Love Where You Live project. The resulting black and white portraits by local photographer Sally Tonkin were printed on 36”x54″ paper and pasted, larger than life, on the side of the Ron’s Coin & Book building to create a 2600 square foot temporary installation in downtown Yakima in September 2017.
24 HOURS IN YAKIMA
Driven to create and share positive content about Yakima, IHY teamed up with a talented crew to highlight some of Yakima’s best features in a short video. IHY kicked off 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign to fund that video. The first cut of “24 Hours in Yakima” debuted at a Premiere Party in February 2014. The generosity of the community (49 backers pledged $7,886!) allowed IHY to create a richer “24 Hours in Yakima: Extended Cut” which many local businesses use a promotional tool. The first ever IHY Holiday Party was also held in 2014. It was a great opportunity for folks to buy IHY merch, while supporting civic pride and interacting with their neighbors and friends.