Visitors can come see the LOVE when it arrives on Friday, June 9. It will be on display at Lake Anne Plaza through Wednesday, June 14.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation will bring an oversized LOVE artwork to Lake Anne Plaza as part of a state and local partnership to promote public art and tourism. The artwork, which is 16 feet long and more than six feet high, is part of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign and designed to promote family-friendly vacation experiences in Virginia. Visitors can come see the LOVE when it arrives on Friday, June 9 and will be on display at Lake Anne Plaza through Wednesday, June 14.
Visitors are encouraged to take a picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #LOVEVA.
The LOVE artwork arrives just in time for Lake Anne’s popular public art event — the 4th Annual Chalk on the Water Festival, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Chalk on the Water is a two-day street-painting festival where participants will create street art. Registration is now open for individuals of all ages to let their inner artist shine and turn Lake Anne Plaza into a kaleidoscope of CHARK art.
Festival goers can purchase a “plot” of brick space on the plaza and paint to their hearts’ delight whatever flows from their imagination. Costs for spaces are $10 for families and school-age children (Elementary – High School), $15 for amateur artists, and $15 for professional artists.
Individuals can register at http://www.chalkonthewater.com/. Only 100 spaces/plots are available for this event. Participants have a chance to win cash prizes for various categories, awarded by community judges. Judging starts at 2 p.m. for families and 3 p.m. on Sunday for professional and amateur artists.
Lake Anne collaborated with Public Art Reston to bring this public art themed event to the plaza. Funds raised from the festival will be donated to Public Art Reston.
The festival is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Anne (FOLA), Reston Art Gallery, and Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar.
Where & When
Lake Anne Plaza’s – 4th Annual Chalk on the Water Festival, June 10-11, 2017 at
Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront), 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com or www.chalkonthewater.com
Free for spectators. Costs for spaces are $10 for families and school-age children (Elementary – High School), $15 for amateur artists, and $15 for professional artists. Individuals can register in advance at www.chalkonthewater.com. Only 100 spaces/plots are available for this event.