Notice the “LOVE” Signs in Virginia? Here’s What That’s About…

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.

LOVE work in St. Charles
Cape Charles (Bay Avenue and Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310)

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.

LOVEwork, Deltaville, Virginia
Kept at the Deltaville Maritime Museum when not traveling to events (287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, Virginia 23043)

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.

LOVEwork, Chincotague Island
Chincoteague Island (4083 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336)

Chicoteague Island has four giant beach chairs, each 10 feet tall and weighing more than 500 pounds.

LOVEwork, Northlumberland, Virginia
Northern Neck Farm Museum, a five county regional museum fashioned to tell the story of agriculture in the Northern Neck (12705 Northumberland Highway
Heathsville, Virginia 22473)

This giant ear of corn was designed by a local student, Jamel Brown, and sculpted from iron.

LOVE work at Norfolk Airport
Norfolk International Airport, located next to the first luggage return carousel

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



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