2016 HDR Special Project - LoveDowntown: Art Installation

Downtown is the epicenter of an extremely diverse city. Harrisonburg is a refugee resettlement community and more than 40 languages are represented in our city schools. To celebrate diversity as one of our strongest assets and to put our unique twist on “Virginia is For Lovers,” Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance along with other community partners will integrate “Love” sculptures and multi-media art installations throughout downtown, in multiple languages and representing various cultures. Your donation toward this special project will support public art and downtown revitalization and will show the welcoming and inclusive nature of this community that we all love.

Love Sculpture in Hebrew: Ahava

Love Sculpture in Hebrew: Ahava

Live Auction Items

Downtown Dream Date: Create one-of-a-kind jewelry with Hugo Kohl and dine at the Joshua Wilton House.

Gourmet meal created by Local Chop House Chef, served at Bluestone Vineyard's Winemaker's home.

Rocktown Food Bites! Custom Tour for 10

Dudes and Dames Party hosted by Ruby's Arcade.

1 on 1 Brew Day with Three Notch'd Brewery

Private Party at Jack's Hideaway.

Gourmet Wine Dinner

3 Night Stay at the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Great Outdoors Landscaping Service

Silent Auction | Featured Items

Peggy Anderson Limited Print: The Courthouse

A year of free coffee from Court Square Coffee.

CubanBurger Dinner for 4. 

Clementine's Dinner for Six

Two Tickets to Redwing Roots Music Festival

Happy Hour Party for 6. Sample a selection of cocktails and global comfort food small plates.

Greek Dinner for Six with Violet and Michael Allain

Shenandoah National Park vacation with 1 night stay at Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge, inc. dinner for 2 and Luray Caverns passes for 2.

SAT Prep class with JMU's Department of Outreach and Engagement.

Downtown Parking Meter on Metal Stand:
A piece of Harrisonburg history.

Party for 10 with Grilled Cheese Mania and dozen cupcakes from the Cupcake Company, 

A group of 14 will be transported on a four hour winery and brewery tour.

Silver and 18k gold checkerboard faceted Amethyst Earrings.

Jimmy Madison's Whiskey Social for 8.


Toast the Weekend with a table for 8 at Bluestone Vineyards concert event. Includes dinner by Mama's Caboose and wine.

Art & Jewelry

Pottery Vase

Handbuilt Stoneware Bowl.

Black Midnight Quartzite pendant.

Silver Earrings by Suzanne Concepts

Metals and More Silver Cuff Bracelet

11 Inch tall Heavy Lead Crystal Vase

Greg Versen Photograph: "San Geronimo Church, 1850, Taos, New Mexico"

Jewel Yoder Hertzler Encaustic Painting
"Geese at Dawn"

P. Buckley Moss print "The Barn"

Unique Experiences

A picnic for four tailored to your needs and to be enjoyed at any downtown event or wherever you may desire.

A one-week stay at waterfront property  in Colonial Beach, VA. To be used the month of September 2016.

2 Tickets to a Washington Nationals Game.

A 2-hour exclusive use of the party pavilion and up to 20 free round of miniature golf.


Tickets for four to the Jefferson Monticello.


A Chemex coffeemaker and filters with Whole Bean Coffee.