Celebrating The Language of Love Sculpture Installation

Celebrating (finally) the latest sculpture installation downtown – Language of Love – the newest addition to Harrisonburg’s public art collection!

Located near Turner Pavilion behind the Arts Council’s Smith House Galleries and designed for members of the community to play and interact with, Language of Love celebrates what local students and their families have shared with the artist about what love about Harrisonburg and the value of living in the Friendly City – from the natural beauty surrounding our valley town to our welcoming and inclusive spirit.

We invite you to participate in the unveiling of the sign of the sculpture and to enjoy light refreshments while interacting with the sculpture and celebrating this amenity. Hear the artist, Jeff Guinn, talk about his vision behind this work of art and how he built it and join us in thanking the many volunteers and supporters who made it possible.

A true community effort – this installation was generously funded by HDR Renaissance Night 2016 individual donors; sponsors Riner Rentals, F&M Bank, Mint Construction, The Frame Factory and Excel Steel Works; in-kind donors Herr & Co., Fine Earth, Shenandoah Paint, RS Monger & Sons, Rocktown Urban Wood, Willow Run Custom Lumber, Knoched VA, Black Forest Sawmill; and supporters of HDR’s Friendly City Fortune raffle and ACV’s Advancing the Arts Grant program. Language of Love was made possible with the support of the City of Harrisonburg, City of Harrisonburg Public Schools, and over 100 community volunteers. This project was led by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Arts Council of the Valley.

Since the event will take place outdoors, please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m. for our rain date. Those who respond to this event will receive an email update if the weather postpones our plans.

Sculpture Garden (behind the Arts Council Building)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Wed, May 25, 2022

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