• Contact Department Staff

    • Marie Henderson
      Consumer and Partner Services Manager and Bell Tower Operations Manager
      (804) 545-5520
  • LOVEwork Calendar

    LOVE Hits the Road

    Come see the Virginia is for Lovers traveling LOVEwork at these upcoming events and destinations.

     

    December 27, 2016-January 2, 2017
    Watch Night Falls Church
    Falls Church

    December 30, 2016-January 13, 2017
    One Love: LGBT Families Exhibit
    The Valentine, Richmond

    January 28-29, 2017
    Coastal Virginia Wine Fest
    Virginia Beach

    February 7-14, 2017
    Peninsula Town Center
    Hampton

  • Bring LOVEwork to Your Destination/Event

    Virginia is for Lovers is about love – pure and simple. The Virginia Tourism Corporation has created oversized LOVEwork (16 feet wide and 7 feet high) to promote the message that “Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.“

    LOVE artwork at East Coast Gateway.

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation is offering the LOVEwork on a first-come, first served basis for Virginia tourism destinations/events that promote family-friendly travel experiences.

    For a fee of $500 (to cover transportation and installation), VTC will deliver the LOVEwork to your local destination for special events, new openings, new exhibits or to launch a new marketing initiative. The event must be family-focused and compliment the Virginia is for Lovers marketing campaign and brand.  

    Other guidelines include:

    • The LOVEwork is only available for special events at a family-friendly tourism-related destination which will draw a minimum of 500 people.
    • The LOVEwork is available for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days.
    • There can be no admission cost just to access the LOVEwork.
    • The location of the LOVEwork must be on a flat area that is at least 20 feet long that is easily accessible by everyone including people with mobility issues or physical disabilities.
    • Any necessary permits/paperwork/local approval must be secured by the local organization making the request.
    • Organization requesting the LOVEwork must complete a liability form if selected to receive the artwork.
    • VTC has final approval on LOVEwork placement/location as well as messaging/promotion related to the artwork.
    • Submit your requests at least 60 days in advance of your event.
    • The LOVEwork is on a first-come first served basis.
    • Approved LOVEwork destinations need to send any news releases, Web announcements or any other communication about the LOVE artwork to VTC for approval prior to distribution.
       

    VTC will provide destinations displaying the LOVEwork with a news release template, messaging, marketing ideas and a companion sign that tells visitors how to share their LOVE pictures on social media at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers and on Twitter using #LOVEVA.

     

    How to apply: 

    Fill in the form below to apply to have the LOVEwork displayed at your destination.

    For Questions contact Marie Henderson mhenderson@virginia.org.

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    Contact Name: 

     

    Organization: 

     

    Address: 

     

    Phone: 

     

    Cell phone: 

     

    Email: 

     

    Website: 

     

    Do you have a Facebook account? If so, please give us the url, i.e. www.facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers 

     

    Do you have a Twitter account? If so, please give us your handle i.e. - @VisitVirginia 

     

    In 3-5 sentences, describe why VTC should bring LOVE to your destination: 

     

    Name and Address of proposed location/event: 

     

    Describe your proposed location for the LOVEwork: 

     

     

    Location is: 
     
         

    Other Location:  

    For which dates are you requesting the LOVEwork? 

     

    Describe how you will promote the LOVEwork to encourage families and visitors to take their picture and share the LOVE. 

     

    How will the LOVEwork support tourism in your area? 

     

     

    Does this location appeal to family travelers and allow for photo ops? 
     
         
    Is the location highly-visible, public, outdoor location on a grassy area that is at least 30 feet wide?
     
         
    Is the location open, free and accessible to the public by foot and accessible by people with disabilities?
     
         
    Are there any permits or permissions required for this location, and if so, will your organization apply for and receive? 
         
    I agree to send any news releases, web announcements or any other communication about the LOVEwork to VTC for approval prior to distribution. 
     

     

     

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