LOVE letters artwork comes to Yorktown Riverfront Nov 9 – 16, 2019
York County is excited to host Virginia Tourism’s life-sized LOVE artwork from November 9 through 16 as part of a state and local partnership to promote tourism in the Commonwealth. The letters will be on display between Water Street Grille and the Freight Shed and open to the public for photo opportunities.
The artwork, which is 16 feet long and more than six feet high, is an extension of the iconic “Virginia is for Lovers” brand, which in 2019 is celebrating 50 years since its inception.
More than 190 permanent LOVE letters, called LOVEworks, exist in towns, cities and at Welcome Centers across the Commonwealth – each reflecting the uniqueness of the community in which it stands.
“Yorktown is a diverse destination for tourists and residents alike as it appeals to all types of passions and interests. It’s the perfect stop for history lovers, beach lovers, outdoor adventure lovers—you name it! Having the LOVE letters bookended by two fantastic community events will hopefully not only encourage visitation but inspire people traveling here for the first time to come back again to eat in our wonderful waterfront restaurants, shop in our locally owned businesses, and explore our wonderful museums and art galleries,” says Kristi Olsen, York County’s Tourism Development Manager.
Those two events include an inaugural Maritime Market as well as the return of the fall season’s popular Harvest Festival. Both are part of the Commonwealth’s Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival taking place throughout November all across the state as part of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.
More information at visityorktown.org