LOVEwork in the ViBe Creative District

Virginia Beach’s first 3-D LOVE sign was unveiled on #SecondSaturday August 11, 2018. The LOVEwork is located at the corner of 18th Street and Cypress Ave, next to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Library and adjacent to ViBe Park, an epicenter of creative activities. Artist Chesley De Leon describes her artwork:

L – Features the ViBe logo and a paintbrush to represent this blossoming and vibrant creative district. This installation was made possible by the ViBe Creative District, Virginia Tourism Corporation, the City of Virginia Beach, and Signs of Success.

O – Features the city’s most popular attraction and my favorite place to be, the beach. After all, Virginia Beach’s 35-mile coastline does hold the Guinness World Record as the “world’s longest stretch of pleasure beach.”

V – Features a rainbow-colored peace sign that represents the city’s diverse, friendly, and easygoing atmosphere. People from all backgrounds and walks of life are welcomed here.

E – Features Town Center to represent urban life because Virginia Beach is constantly taking steps to move forward and grow in population and popularity.

Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEworks and share with loved ones on Facebook at or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at

About the Artist

The artist, Chesley De Leon, was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She works with various media but mainly does graphic design. Of her design, De Leon says, “I wanted to reflect the area and community of my hometown in a simple yet eye-catching way. This city has so much to offer so I am ecstatic that there is now a LOVEwork to solidify the fact that Virginia Beach and the rest of Virginia is indeed for lovers.”

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