The Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture is an extension of Virginia Tourism’s LOVEworks program, a state-wide branding initiative designed to promote travel in Virginia and strengthen awareness of the half-century “Virginia is for Lovers” message.
Clifton Forge’s LOVE Sculpture promotes the history and beauty of the area with each letter representing the uniqueness of the Town. L represents a thriving arts community, O represents the heritage and significance of the railroad, V represents education and E represents the unparalleled vistas and outdoor activities.
The Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture attracts people from the immediate community, in addition to travelers from near and far, while educating and encouraging further exploration of the area.
The Goal of CFLoveWorks
The Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture is the project of the Clifton Forge LOVEworks committee made up of local residents. The “LOVEworks” signs located all over Virginia were designed by various artists out of materials related to the local area where the sign is placed. The goal is to have the sign as backdrops as visitors take their photos in front of the letters L-O-V-E. The Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture will be located on the lawn of the Masonic Amphitheatre at 513 Church Street. The Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture will be made of metal which represents the forges in the area and each letter and element of the sculpture represents the unique gifts that Clifton Forge offers. Please consider a donation to ensure that the Clifton Forge LOVE Sculpture becomes a reality. Installation of the sculpture is planned for June 2022.
Artist Renderings Of The Sculpture
The LOVE sculpture is composed of an L, an O, a V and an E. Each letter is five feet tall and contains several elements that show the uniqueness and the heritage of our community. This is a partial section of the Letter L. L represents the vibrant arts community in Clifton Forge.
This photo is taken on the Amphitheatre grounds where the LOVE sculpture will sit. The sculpture will have the perfect backdrop of trees, foliage, Smith Creek. It will be accessible by using the Amphitheatre Bridge or by parking on Church Street and walking to the sign. Both are ADA compliant.
You can donate two ways! Either mail a check to:
P.O. Box 631
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Checks made payable to the Town of Clifton Forge and add 'LOVE SIGN' to memo line.
Or fill out the form below and donate online!