Atlantic Avenue Association Unveils New LOVE Art in Virginia Beach

LOVE artwork on Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

There were about 200 submissions from Virginia Beach school students to create the new LOVE art that would be displayed at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade sent in their designs for the “LOVE! On Atlantic” art contest presented by the Atlantic Avenue Association.

On Wednesday, May 29 the winning students, their families and Mayor Bobby Dyer unveiled the new artwork. Mayor Dyer congratulated the winning students during the event.

Three winners were selected by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and were awarded a $250 cash prize courtesy of the Atlantic Avenue Association. Five students were also recognized as honorable mentions for their submissions.

Artwork at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

LOVE artwork on Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

Mayor Dyer with LOVE artwork in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach LOVE art at the Oceanfront

“The goal of ‘LOVE! On Atlantic’ is to spearhead artistic expression and display to the world that Virginia Beach has lots of young artistic talent,” said George Kotarides, president of the Atlantic Avenue Association.

The winners include: 11th-grader Kathryn Woliver with her piece “The Soul of Virginia Beach”; eighth-grader Sophia Avellaneda with her work “Down by the Waves”; and eighth-grader Sierra Clark for “Sunrise on Atlantic.” Their art can be seen at the 1700, 2400 and 3300 blocks of Atlantic Avenue, respectively.

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