Virginia is taking its tourism theme, Virginia is For Lovers, to new levels. The state tourism department has placed LOVE signs throughout the state. The “LOVEworks” were designed by various artists out of materials related to the local area where the sign is placed. The goal is to have the signs as backdrops as visitors take their photo in front of the letters L-O-V-E. They can be found inside or outside, in public places or not.
Here are some of the LOVEworks in the Chesapeake Bay area.
The “L” is made of sea glass and seashells to represent the bayside community. The O is a tractor tire to represent agriculture. The V is made of kayaks to represent outdoor adventure activities and the E is made of crab pots to represent aquaculture. It is right next to the Cape Charles fishing pier, at one end of the public beach on public Town property.
This LOVEwork was created using boat building techniques with wood, steel and fiberglass. The Middlesex LOVEworks is portable, floatable and moved throughout the county to various events.
Chicoteague Island has four giant beach chairs, each 10 feet tall and weighing more than 500 pounds.
This giant ear of corn was designed by a local student, Jamel Brown, and sculpted from iron.
At the Norfolk airport, the LOVEwork was made to resemble different types of luggage, The “L” is a rollaway bag, the “O” a shipping crate, the “V” a traditional trunk with stickers showcasing a variety of destinations and the “E” representing a briefcase for business travelers.
You could say Virginia is spreading the love. Find a map of where all the LOVEworks are located on the Virginia tourism website