Harrisonburg and Rockingham County compose a unique community in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, with a diversity of ethnic backgrounds, a rich agricultural heritage, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, and a vibrant and growing arts scene. The LOVEworks letters provide an interactive, educational representation of these community strengths.
Each letter represents one of four focus areas and was constructed of locally sourced and repurposed materials. The letters sit on a base of local bluestone, the same attractive and stable material that has become a signature of buildings throughout the area and on the campuses of Harrisonburg's higher education institutions, James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University. Educational plaques describing the broader cultural themes, materials used and their significance, and the names of local artists who designed the sculpture and contributing community partners are on display with the sculpture.