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Newport News Is Sharing The Love

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Visitor Center recently unveiled a life-sized LOVE sculpture, which is now on display in front of the center at 13560 Jefferson Avenue at the entrance to Newport News Park.

THE “LOVE NN” letters set is one of more than 275 giant LOVE letters, called LOVEworks, in towns and cities across the commonwealth. Created as part of a state and local partnership to promote travel and tourism, the artwork is an extension of the “Virginia is for Lovers” brand, one of the most iconic slogans in the world.

“To me, the slogan, ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ means doing the things you love with the people you love,” said Janie Tross, Visitor Center manager. “We’re thrilled to share our love of Newport News with visitors, helping them to discover for themselves why ‘Virginia is for Lovers.’”

Each LOVE installation is a reflection of the community in which it stands, and the LOVEwork at Newport News Visitor Center is no exception. The new LOVEwork features the letters “NN” at the end of the word “LOVE,” representing LOVE Newport News.

Visitors to the LOVEwork are encouraged to share their photos on social media using #LOVEVA and #LoveNN. A full list and map of statewide LOVEworks can be found at For more information about the new LOVE NN letters at the Newport News Visitor Center, call 757-886-7777.

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