LOVEwork in Bristol

In keeping with the region’s nationally recognized status as the birthplace of country music, the Arts and Entertainment District of Believe in Bristol spell out LOVE in musical instruments, with the “O” as a banjo whose center shows the Virginia tourism slogan “Virginia is for Lovers.” Behind the sculpture is metal outline of the state of Virginia. The LOVEwork pays homage to the Carter Family and is located on the outside of the building at 629 State Street in downtown Bristol, which is part of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

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