Lovettsville leaders are accepting artist submissions for a new LOVE sign that will be permanently installed in the Town Square.
Submissions should spell out the word “love,” reflect the town’s character, be highly visible, cost no more than $4,500 to build and should be about 12-16 feet wide and 5-7 feet tall with a base of no more than 18 feet. Artists have until 5 p.m. on July 15 to submit entries, which must include a concept statement, a rendering of the design and its dimensions, proposed fabrication methods, the proposed budget, the artist’s website or social media account and answers to three questions—why the artist is interested in the project, what the inspiration is and how the artist proposes to accomplish the piece.
The town’s drive to install a LOVE sign in the Town Square corresponds with the 50-year anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” brand, which promotes travel and tourism in the commonwealth. Lovettsville’s version of the art will be one of more than 100 installations in Virginia, including Leesburg and Purcellville. The exhibit is expected to attract tourists and serve as a gateway to Virginia, with Lovettsville the first town travelers pass through when entering the commonwealth from that area of Maryland.
To submit a design, email a proposal to Assistant Town Manager Harriet West at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see examples of similar LOVE signs, go to virginia.org/love. For more information, call the town office at 540-822-5788.