Community Partners

Title photo by Katey Warren.

Community Partners Quote_Jeff Guinn

LOVEworks Harrisonburg would not be possible without the support, enthusiasm, and in many cases, donated materials and time from individuals and organizations throughout the Harrisonburg and Rockingham community. We are deeply grateful for our community partners!

Organizational Partners
Arts Council of the Valley
City of Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
Harrisonburg Tourism
Virginia Tourism

Mike Herr shows Jordan Brunk of Excel Steel plans for the letter V. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Mike Herr shows Jordan Brunk of Excel Steel plans for the letter V. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Jeff Guinn listens as David Frazier of Frazier Quarry explains potential options for each letter's bluestone base. Photo by Nicole Martorana.

Jeff Guinn listens as David Frazier of Frazier Quarry explains potential options for each letter’s bluestone base. Photo by Nicole Martorana.

Local Company Partners
Excel Steel Works, with special thanks to Jordan and Bob Brunk: Donation of metal for framing of letters
Frazier Quarry, with special thanks to David Frazier: Donation of bluestone slabs and crushed stone for base of each letter
Herr & Co. Building Contractors: Donation of time, labor, and expertise
House of Oak & Sofas, with special thanks to Merle: Donation of cardboard
The Natural Garden: Donation of native plantings for the planter box in the letter O
The Mark-It: Donation of time, labor, and expertise
Mole Hill Bikes, with special thanks to Gerald: Donation of bike frames
Shenandoah Bicycle Company, with special thanks to Tim Richardson, Thomas Jenkins, and Paul Forrester: Donation of bikes frames, tools, and labor
Signs USA, with special thanks to Jonathan Huffman: Donation of signs printed with diversity collage for letter L

Staff of the Shenandoah Bicycle Company help to deconstruct and repurpose old bicycle frames to be used in the LOVEworks letter V. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Paul Forrester of the Shenandoah Bicycle Company and Ryan Fawley help to deconstruct and repurpose old bicycle frames to be used in the LOVEworks letter V. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Brady Schwendeman and Nicole Martorana arrange materials for the letter L collages. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Brady Schwendeman and Nicole Martorana arrange ethnically and culturally diverse materials for the letter L collages. Photo by Jeff Guinn.

Individual Partners
Connie Daniels: Donation of cardboard
Brian Diener: Assistance in installation of sculpture
Ryan Fawley: Assistance in deconstruction of bike frames
Darren Fritzinger: Donation of bike frames
Mike Guinn: Collecting materials
Jason Herr: Assistance in installation of sculpture
Kyle Herr: Assistance in installation of sculpture
Peggy Richardson: Donation of bike frames
Matt and Mindy Schwartz: Donation of materials
Brady Schwendeman: Agricultural carvings in letter O, Assistance with diversity materials collage layout
Paul Somers: Photography for diversity materials collage
Derik Trissel: Assistance in installation of sculpture
Christopher Waters: Coordination collection of diversity materials for letter L

Paul Somers photographs materials collages for the letter L. Photo by Nicole Martorana.

Paul Somers photographs materials collages for the letter L. Photo by Nicole Martorana.

Materials lending for Ethnic & Cultural Diversity collage for letter L
Ben Alison
Sera Arefaine
Vaunda Brown and the Harrisonburg International Festival
Katrina Didot
Jennifer Fawley
Sam and Ayami Hernandez
David Kreider
Sunayana Palikhe
Micah Shristi
Lindsay Styer

Blue Nile Restaurant
El Sol Restaurant
Indian American Cafe
NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center

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