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Transformed LOVEworks Sign Unveiling
February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center Virginia Tourism LOVEworks sign unveiling is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:00 am. This event is open to the public.
A ribbon cutting will take place after remarks from several notable county executives, including Supervisor Dan Storck, Visit Fairfax President & CEO Barry Biggar, and Workhouse Arts Center President & CEO Ava Spece. A pop-up coffee bar hosted by Dunkin’ Donuts and other treats will be available.
The unveiling will be part of a week-long celebration of love that also includes The Chocolatier, a culinary workshop (Friday, February 7, 6-9 PM); Couples Yoga and Cacao Chocolate Tasting (Saturday, February 8, 1-3 PM); the Second Saturday Art Walk (Saturday, February 8, 6-9 PM); and Couples Therapy: A Comedy Show by Rahmein Presents (Friday, February 14, 8 PM.)
Artist Marlon Diggs, “Marly McFly,” transformed the Virginia Tourism LOVEworks sign at the end of 2019. He was selected by a jury from an open call for artists to have their work featured on the LOVEworks sign. Using acrylic and spray paint, the transformation took a total of 4 days.
The LOVE letters, representing the “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan, is Fairfax County’s first permanent Virginia LOVEworks sign. Last summer, as part of the state’s celebration of the iconic slogan’s 50th anniversary, Visit Fairfax, the county’s official tourism organization, held a ribbon-cutting for the sign before sending it off on an 11-stop tour of Fairfax County, highlighting the various visitor experiences within the destination.
Photo courtesy Visit Fairfax, April Greer.